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Novartis

  • 500 - 1,000 employees

2021 Graduate Program

Sydney & Auckland
At Novartis, we reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
15-20
Start Date
1 Jul 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
1 Mar 2021
Applications Close
6 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Economics
Human Resources
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
I
Computer Science (all other)
Data Science
M
Biomedical Science
Medicine & Medical Science
Nursing & Midwifery
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Studies
Food Science
Genetics
Laboratory Technology
Sciences (all other)

The Novartis Graduate Program will challenge you to be the best version of yourself from the outset of your career, we value your diversity of thought, and trust your ability to make things happen. We believe that when you don't have to compromise who you are, you will dedicate your energies to reimagining medicine.

You will have exposure to our leaders from across the business, and access to a structured support community that will include buddies, mentors and coaches.

You will discover different areas of the business through a minimum of two rotations over the 18-month program and will embark on a Development Journey designed to challenge you both professionally and personally.

At Novartis, every department in our organisation embraces new technologies and this will be no different on your Graduate Development Journey. Your development is important to us and your blended learning journey will include face-to-face workshops as well as access to an online learning platform (Grad Passport) and other development initiatives that will help to embed your learnings into your roles as you progress through the program.

You will also undertake an innovative project that will forge the skills required to be a successful leader in the ever-changing world of work and provide you with further exposure to our business and our leaders.

To be successful, you will be an individual who is inspired by our purpose and feels empowered every day to be your best self. You will be an individual who is agile, unapologetically courageous and tenacious in your pursuit for greatness. We are seeking graduates who are driven and who are genuinely curious about driving innovative ideas to produce better outcomes for our patients.

You will embrace operational excellence each day, understanding that the combination of innovation and excellence in commercial operations is at the core of what we do and allows us to make a difference for our society.

At Novartis, we are fundamentally guided by our values. As a part of our Graduate Program, it is integral that your values align with ours and these form the backbone or your career. You will be supported to achieve your professional and personal goals and prepare yourself to be a leader who can enable their own team to reach their full potential.

Our roles will commence in July 2021 and we are seeking graduates whose experience, knowledge and passion align to the following streams:

Australia:

Commercial

As a Commercial Graduate, you will work on real-life projects and gain exposure into how Marketing and Sales has significant impact on how our products are brought to the patients who need them. As a successful Graduate, you will be a great communicator, readily able to collaborate with cross-divisional colleagues, demonstrate curiosity and agility.

Novartis has a strong emphasis on digital engagement, so as a graduate in this stream you will have the opportunity to create innovative campaigns that boost and sustain the product lifecycle.

To apply for our Commercial stream, you will require a degree or discipline in either Commercial, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Business or related field. It is highly desirable to have a background in Science but not necessary.

Medical

Novartis is passionate about leveraging science that leads to innovative strategies. As a Graduate in the Medical stream, you will be involved in implementing these strategies to maximise the positive impact on patients' lives. A successful graduate will have a strong passion for science, technical and operational excellence, and bring an open and curious mind to our teams. Whether it's patented medicines, generic medicines or gene therapies, Medical Graduates will be able to make a real difference to the health of millions.

To apply for our Medical stream, you will require a tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Research or Nursing. An advanced degree (MD, MSci, PhD), is also advantageous.

Data & Digital

We have embarked on an ambitious transformation to become the leading medicines company powered by data science and digital technologies. As a Graduate in this stream, you will be able to dig deep into the data, synthesising this information into insights allowing the business to harness the power of digital solutions for the benefit of patients. You will successfully build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, having the confidence to work autonomously on the execution of projects for the business, have great attention to detail and a creative mind.

To apply for our Data & Digital stream, you will require a degree or discipline in either; Data Science, Analytics, Commerce, Digital or related field.

People & Organisation

As a Graduate in our People & Organisation team, you will be able to contribute fresh ideas to drive culture change and improve the experience for Novartis associates across the organisation. You will work in a cross-functional team aligned with our Novartis P&O model of shared services, subject matter experts, and business partners. You will be responsible for building an environment that supports collaboration and performance of our associates. Graduates in this stream will have exposure to developing our processes and policies; manage technical systems, data and files.

To apply for our People & Organisation stream, you will require a degree or discipline in either; Human Resources, Commerce, Business or Psychology.

Communications

Graduates in the Communication stream will work across a range of projects in a variety of streams including Internal Communications, Corporate Communications and Patient Advocacy. As a Graduate, you will be able to broaden your network, ultimately upholding the Novartis reputation and keeping associates abreast of local and global changes. A successful Graduate will have the ability to build effective partnerships with key stakeholders, have outstanding written and verbal communication skills and strength of character in order to take calculated risks where required.

To apply for our Communication stream, you will require a degree in Communications, Media studies, Journalism, Creative Writing or related field.

New Zealand

Finance & Operations

We are looking for Graduates who are open to new thinking and ready to embrace the opportunity to create an impact. Working with cross-functional stakeholders and third party suppliers, across business-partnering, operational excellence, procurement and market analytics, a successful Graduate will be able to delve into the competitor landscape, providing sound advice and relevant insights to the business in order to streamline processes and identify opportunities for innovation and realignment.

To apply for our Finance stream, you will require a degree in Finance, Business, Commerce, Economics or related field.

Marketing

We welcome fresh ideas from in and outside of our company, and we are looking for tech-savvy, customer-oriented Graduates to join us in our marketing graduate program. Agile, with the ability to work across a variety of therapy areas, you are passionate about simplifying processes to give patients access to medicines faster. Successful graduates will be able to successfully manage omnichannel marketing projects, branded advertising and use their digital prowess to bring projects to life.

To apply for our Marketing stream, you will require a degree or discipline in Marketing, Digital Marketing or Business. It is highly desirable to have a background in Science but not necessary.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
You might not have any idea what you want to do yet or where you’ll be in five year’s time (I didn’t) and that’s completely ok! Try not to stress about sorting out your life immediately after university; everything will work out!

Mikaila Bloomfield

  • Graduate stories
You might not have any idea what you want to do yet or where you’ll be in five year’s time (I didn’t) and that’s completely ok! Try not to stress about sorting out your life immediately after university; everything will work out!

Mikaila Bloomfield

  • Graduate stories
The best thing about my job is that I know I am working for the greater good. We play such an important role in the lives of patients and it is my motivation each day.

Mikhayla

  • Graduate stories
The best thing about my job is that I know I am working for the greater good. We play such an important role in the lives of patients and it is my motivation each day.

Mikhayla

  • Graduate stories
You might not have any idea what you want to do yet or where you’ll be in five year’s time (I didn’t) and that’s completely ok! Try not to stress about sorting out your life immediately after university; everything will work out!

Mikaila Bloomfield

  • Graduate stories
You might not have any idea what you want to do yet or where you’ll be in five year’s time (I didn’t) and that’s completely ok! Try not to stress about sorting out your life immediately after university; everything will work out!

Mikaila Bloomfield

  • Graduate stories
The best thing about my job is that I know I am working for the greater good. We play such an important role in the lives of patients and it is my motivation each day.

Mikhayla

  • Graduate stories
The best thing about my job is that I know I am working for the greater good. We play such an important role in the lives of patients and it is my motivation each day.

Mikhayla