A typical day as a trainee at SEB doesn’t exist, according to Sofia. Each day is unique, and you have many opportunities to influence. For example, there is a business challenge that trainees are supposed to solve in groups. As well as, gig days where they work on projects that they pitch themselves. Sofias group decided to visit companies with a strong association with SEB, such as Tink and Swish.
The rotating schedule is another important factor. Together with their manager, each trainee will decide on an area of the bank they find relevant to visit and work alongside, based on the individual’s background and preferences. Another favorite part, according to Sofia, was the division days where trainees invited speakers from all areas within the bank, to gain a more complete picture of the organisation.
– It really highlights how many different pieces that together create SEB and it gives a more complete picture of how we do business, what risks there are and what we for example could need from the IT department to support other parts of the company.
Sofia also got the opportunity to spend one month at SEB in Luxemburg where she developed a web application. And later she also went to SEB in Kuala Lumpur.
– The international exchange increased my understanding of SEB and what value the international sites create. The international business is organised in similar ways to how we do it in Sweden but on a smaller scale. It was interesting to see.