Graduate programme

As we manage one of the world’s largest and most progressive investment funds, our graduate programme offers exciting career opportunities and an excellent environment for professional development and growth.

Our success relies on employing the best people in order to safeguard and build wealth for future generations. The purpose of the programme is to attract the best and most diverse talent possible. We seek individuals with intellectual curiosity who think outside the box and have the ability to be contrarian.

The graduate programme is a two-year rotational development opportunity, based in Oslo and potentially the opportunity to work in one of our international offices, as well as a potential secondment to other investment or technology organisations. Candidates with high performance in the programme may also be eligible for sponsored education.

“I want the fund to be the number one choice for students,” says our CEO Nicolai Tangen.

Hear why he thinks our graduate programme is a unique opportunity for you:


Personal and professional development opportunities

Our graduate positions offer wide-ranging personal and professional development opportunities in various roles across the organisation, including investment management, risk management, compliance, corporate governance and technology.

As part of the programme, you will receive comprehensive training and development, a corporate mentor and a ‘buddy’ to support you in your role. To thrive in a competitive, hard-working and high-performing organisation, we nurture a culture where our employees can have fun at work.

We are looking for talented people from a range of educational backgrounds, with different mindsets and who are comfortable in taking risks. We strive to have an environment where we do not fear failure, as failure helps us learn and improve. We encourage candidates from different socio-economic- and minority backgrounds to apply.

This programme is for final-year students who have:

  • initiative, curiosity and a desire to learn
  • a strong team mindset and a high degree of flexibility
  • an international mindset
  • resilience and ability to take risks
  • knowledge and an understanding of the fund's mission and mandate, its importance to the Norwegian people and how you can support this
  • an interest in a job with a real purpose 

Application process

Our graduates are recruited every autumn, joining Norges Bank Investment Management the following summer. 

Applications for the 2022 graduate programme open on the 25th of  August and close on the 28th of September at 12:00 CET.

  • 1
    Fill in your resume in the application form
    To apply, fill in your resume in the application form. Other relevant documents can be uploaded.
  • 2
    Convert your grades to Grade Point Average (GPA)
    Please convert your grades to Grade Point Average (GPA) in the application form.
    GPA converter
  • 3
    Initial HR interview
    The strongest applicants will be be invited to complete an initial HR interview.
  • 4
    Selected candidates will be invited to an assessment centre
    Further, selected candidates will be invited to an assessment centre where you will meet managers, current graduates, and relevant staff.
  • 5
    Final interview with relevant teams
    We will invite the top candidates for final interviews with the relevant teams at Norges Bank Investment Management before we make our offers for the positions.

Do you have any further questions?

Please contact us at: [email protected]

Please note for you to be eligible, you must be able to work in Norway.

Applicants must be of sound character with personal finances in order and must be security approved in accordance with Norges Bank’s rules. Applicants will be required to submit a police certificate of conduct. Education and work experience will be verified.

Last saved: 24/08/2021

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