Kick-start your career as a trainee at SEB!

Sign up to learn more about SEB’s International Trainee Programme

Are you a student, soon to graduate or in the beginning of your career in finance, economics, IT, statistics, mathematics or management? And do you want a qualified job where you can develop and grow in your role from day one? Well, then you should sign up to learn more about SEB’s International Trainee Programme for next year!

Joining SEB’s International Trainee Programme means that you are offered a position within one of the bank’s prioritized areas AND an exciting trainee programme with an international focus. During the programme you will learn about SEB’s business challenges and broaden your insights and thoroughly extend your knowledge about the financial industry. You will get a mentor and you will have an outstanding opportunity to network for professional growth.

For the trainee year 2020-2021 we recruited Business Developers, Investment Strategist, Product Manager, Business Controller, Solution Coordinator and UX-designer. Next year we will have equally exciting roles to offer!

We are looking for you who are ready to take on a challenge and who are motivated to really make a difference. Welcome to SEB!

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This is SEB’s International Trainee Programme

SEB’s International Trainee Programme runs for nine months and consists of four main parts:

  • On-the-job practice. You belong to a home unit from start and you will have a designated tutor to help you tailor your trainee time, to include everything from product development to field trips and practical work.
  • Visits and internships as exchanges with other units in and outside your home country. You will travel a lot, how much will depend on where you live. You will also have an opportunity to work at an SEB branch abroad in connection with the programme.
  • Cross collaboration activities and real business challenges to solve with other trainees and participants from SEB’s Tech Programme.
  • Learning and education, including courses in communication & negotiation skills, self-leadership and change management.

You will have the opportunity to plan and design parts of the programme yourself based on your ambitions and role, with guidance from your tutor and manager. The purpose of the programme is to provide your with insight and network opportunities to boost your development and career in SEB.

Where to sign up and start of the programme

The next application period opens in November 2020, with a programme start in September 2021.  When you apply to any of the available positions, you will go through TNG’s unbiased recruitment process (scroll down to read more about the process). In each job post you will find an in-depth description about the specific position. Please read through all of them to decide which area within SEB you find the most interesting!

To apply you need an academic degree in Finance, Economics, IT, Engineering, Behavioral Science or equivalent and maybe some work experience.  English is our corporate language and we use it in all communications and group activities.

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SEB - for your ambitions

Working at SEB means being part of a positive force in society trough what we do and help others to achieve with innovative solutions. We are proud of our strong heritage of entrepreneurship and long-term customer relationships built on trust and dedication.

The trainee programme gives you a unique opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of SEB and build an extensive network. We have approximately 24 positions each year on our sites around the world. Exchanges with different units in and outside the home country is a natural part of the programme. In connection to the programme you will also have an opportunity to work at SEB abroad.

As an employer we are convinced that diversity and inclusion are crucial to succeed, so as long as you have the right attitude you are welcome to our team. We will always be genuinely committed to those who strive to be more, because we believe so strongly in you and what you can achieve. If you have the ambition, SEB will support you in growing your potential. Welcome to SEB!

An unbiased recruitment by TNG – this is how you apply!

  1. Send in your application
    The next application period starts in November 2020. Apply for the positions that best suit your ambitions and profile via each job ad on TNG’s website. You can apply quickly and simply using your mobile phone or computer, send your e-mail address, include a CV or LinkedIn profile. You don’t need to write a personal letter or send a photo, since your application is anonymous. You can submit certificates and references later. Simple and easy!
  2. Your profile is anonymous
    Your name is withheld from the recruiter after you’ve sent in your application – in order to focus on your capabilities in the selection process. We will confirm via e-mail that we have received your application and invite you to take TNG’s unbiased tests.

    Reading tip!
    Why TNG is removing your name in the first selection. Please note that the text is in Swedish, just click “Translate” at the top of the page for a Google translation.
  3. Take unbiased tests
    It’s now time to take the digital screening tests that you’ve been invited to by e-mail. The tests measure personality, numerical, verbal and logical abilities. Together they take about one hour, but you can also take one at a time when it suits you. You can choose to get feedback straight after you’ve completed each test. Complete the tests as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after you submitted your application. Pease note that your application is not complete without the tests.

    Make sure that you have received two e-mails from TNG within a couple of minutes after submitting your application, don’t forget to check your junk mail
  4. First selection – CV and tests
    TNG make an unbiased selection of all the tested candidates based on their test results and CV. This is where we make sure that you have the basic qualifications and practical skills necessary for a trainee with SEB. It’s a structured and unbiased selection where all applicants are assessed by the same criteria. Factors such as name, age, gender and school are not relevant – the most important thing is your ability and potential, something we see from, among other things, the test results.
  5. In-Depth tests
    All applicants who have passed the first selection will take a few psychometric tests. We test your professional motivation and you get a chance to highlight your ambitions, drives and motivators. The tests are often appreciated by our applicants and form a good basis for your future career regardless of profession. Your test result will be matched against SEB’s requirements and you will be invited to a skills-based interview with TNG if your profile is a fit.
  6. Interview with TNG
    This will give you the chance to highlight your ambitions, interest in SEB and your suitability as a trainee in a bank. We will, of course, tell you more about what SEB can offer, answer your questions about the job and go through the details of the following selection steps.
  7. SEB-day
    All the applicants that have passed the interviews are invited to an “SEB-day”, where you will spend a whole day getting to know SEB, receive more information about the trainee programme and make a study visit to SEB’s offices. It’ll be intense and fun! You will meet other applicants, former SEB trainees and get a deeper insight into the content of the programme and the values of the company. You will be challenged and get to know new people.
  8. Case
    You will be given a case study in connection with your SEB-day. This assignment is to be completed from home and presented to representatives from SEB and TNG a couple of days later, where you will also be given another case study to solve along with other candidates. These assignments give an insight into matters that are important to SEB and you are offered a professional challenge while getting to know your future workplace better. Which applicants then go forward to the next step is based on these two case studies.
  9. Interview with your future manager
    For you who have passed the case studies stage, it’s now time for a personal interview with your future manager at SEB. You will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about the team, the department and future tasks.
  10. Background check
    Not far to go now! During the last step, we check your personal information and background. You will have to provide a record from the police and we will check your certificates and other testimonials and talk to your referees. It’s then up to SEB to decide who gets offered a job as a trainee.
  11. Job offer
    We hope you’ll say yes! Your journey with SEB starts in September 2021. Welcome to your future career as a trainee!