Talent programme

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

Our success relies on employing the best people in the business in our ongoing mission of safeguarding and building wealth for future generations in Norway. The purpose of the programme is to attract and retain the best and most diverse talent possible. We seek individuals with the aptitude, drive and personality to take on roles and responsibilities that will be key to the development and success of our organisation.

The talent programme is a two-year rotational development opportunity, initially based in Oslo but with the chance of working in one of our international offices and secondment to other investment organisations. Those who perform well 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 talent programme is a unique opportunity for you:


Personal and professional development opportunities

Our trainee positions offer wide-ranging personal and professional development opportunities in various roles across the organisation, including investment management, risk management, compliance, corporate governance and IT. As part of the programme, you will receive comprehensive training and development, a corporate mentor and a ‘buddy’ to support you in your role.

We are looking for talent with diverse backgrounds and mindsets who are comfortable taking risks. We strive to have an environment where we do not fear failure, as failure helps us learn and improve. We look for and celebrate diversity – the more diverse we are, the more creative we can be and the better the results we can achieve.

This programme is for final-year students who have:

  • Are intellectually curious, engaged, passionate and motivated
  • Have initiative, a strong team mindset and a desire to learn
  • Have a keen interest in and understanding of the fund’s mission and mandate, its importance to the Norwegian people, and how to support this
  • Have a high degree of flexibility and an international outlook
  • Are resilient and able to take risks

Application process

The trainees are recruited every autumn, joining Norges Bank Investment Management the following summer. 

To apply, you are required to complete an online application form. We ask some basic motivational questions, and for your CV and academic transcripts. Please ensure that your CV and academic transcripts are uploaded as one document. You are also required to enter your preferred type of role when completing your application.

Selection process

The strongest applicants will be asked to complete an initial HR interview. Selected candidates will then be invited to a virtual assessment centre. This normally consists of a group exercise, a case study, and both technical and general interviews. You will meet senior managers, current graduates and HR representatives.

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.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at: [email protected] 

Last saved: 08/10/2020

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