Career opportunities


What if your job was to grow, not just to work?

Rethink your potential

Do you want to grow your potential?

At Novozymes, we consider learning and personal development an enabler to performance, and crucial to our success and innovation power. Consequently, we ensure consistent focus on your development as we strive to build a strong learning culture and an everyday work life that stimulate your curiosity to learn new things in a collaborative environment.

Internships and student opportunities

At Novozymes, we are always looking for talented students with innovative mindsets and an eagerness to try out and learn new things.

Are you a passionate student who wants the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience within your field of study? Are you curious and open to learn what it means to work in a world-leading biotech powerhouse with an inclusive and high-performing culture?

We have many great opportunities depending on your geographical location. Click on our different opportunities in your country below and get insights from our current and previously students about what it is like working with our world-class team. Open positions are posted on our job portal on an ongoing basis.

Do you want to see if something matches your job search? Click on the link below. You can also create a job agent to keep yourself up-to-date with upcoming positions.

Global graduate program

Click to learn more about the program.

Internship programs

Internship programs are offered in China, India and North America.

Student positions

Student positions are offered in Denmark and Latin America.

Trainee programs

Trainee programs are offered in Denmark

Case competition

The case competition Doing Business In (DBI) is offered in Denmark

Scholarship program

The Novo Scholarship Program is offered in Denmark

Internship programs

Joining a Novozymes internship program provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain practical knowledge as part of your studies. An internship can be full time or part time within a chosen functional area.

For the latest job openings, click on "open positions" or create a job agent. We offer internship programs in North America, India and China.

Student positions

Becoming a student assistant in Novozymes is a great opportunity to gain practical experience within your field of study and test theories in practice. To be considered for a student position, you must be enrolled in a study program. Student positions are part-time positions.

Positions are posted on our job portal on an ongoing basis. For the latest job openings, click on "open positions" or create a job agent. We offer student positions in Denmark and Latin America.


At blive en del af et elevprogram i Novozymes kan være en spændende måde at kickstarte din karriere i en tidlig alder. Vi har fire elevtyper: procesoperatørelever, håndværkerlærlinge, laborantpraktikanter og administrationselever. Fælles for alle fire elevprogrammer er, at du får en unik mulighed for at få praktisk erfaring.

Laborantpraktikanter og procesoperatørelever ansættes typisk to gange om året, i februar og september. Håndværkerlærlinge ansættes efter behov, og antallet kan variere fra år til år. Administrationselever ansættes normalt en gang om året, ofte i september. Elevprogrammets længde afhænger af den specifikke elevuddannelse. Du vil dog i alle elevprogrammer arbejde på fuld tid.

Vi tilbyder elevstillinger i Danmark.

Er du nysgerrig efter at vide mere? Se hvad vores operatørelev Jonas, håndværkerelev Rune, administrationselev Walter og laborantpraktikant Yasmin siger om hvordan det er at være elev I Danmark.

Trainee programs

Becoming a trainee in Novozymes can be an exciting way to kick-start your career. We have four types of trainees: process operator trainees, artisan apprentices, lab interns and administrative trainees. Each of the four trainee programs will give you a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience.

Lab interns and process operator trainees are usually hired twice a year, in February and September. Artisan apprentices are hired in as needed, and the number may vary from year to year. Administrative trainees are usually hired once a year in September. The length of the trainee program depends upon the specific trainee education. Trainee programs are full-time.

We currently only offer trainee positions in Denmark.

Are you curious to know more? See what our process operator trainee Jonas, artisan apprentice Rune, administrative trainee Walter and lab intern Yasmin say about being a trainee in Denmark.

DBI Case Competition

Doing Business In (DBI) is an annual study trip and case competition hosted by Novozymes, in partnership with Boston Consulting Group and Djøf.

The two-week trip takes place in the spring every year to one of our global sites. We will visit the local Novozymes site and meet with local companies to understand the business landscape in depth. The trip ends with a 24-hour case study on a challenge that Novozymes faces in the region. You will be asked to solve the case in groups.

Application deadline is in December for the trip the following year. Applicants are selected based on motivational letter, CV and grades. All students in Denmark, regardless of field of study, as well as Danish students abroad on a bachelor or master’s degree, are welcome to apply for the program. We will select up to 30 students every year depending on the destination. Detailed information on the application process can be found by clicking on "learn more".

DBI is a great entry-way to a career in Novozymes, with many former participants currently working within Novozymes in functions across Research and Development, Sales, Marketing and Finance. We offer the case competition in Denmark.

Novo scholarship program

For the past 20 years, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk have operated a joint venture initiative sponsoring the Novo Scholarship Program for master students at Danish universities. The program intends to support talents within natural science whereby the subject for the master project must support areas of interest for either Novozymes or Novo Nordisk.

The purpose of the program is to allow students to work full time on their master thesis, as they receive a monthly payment to cover necessary expenses. During the program, students are offered a mentor from either Novozymes or Novo Nordisk.

Students can apply for the program once a year. The application process takes place from October till November. We offer the Novo Scholarship Program in Denmark.

Novo scholar in Denmark

Are you curious to learn more? Watch the video to hear Frederikke elaborate on being a Novo Scholar and which career path this opportunity led her to.