KY’s Company of the Week – SEB


SEB Helsinki Internship Programme


Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in a global financial services group? There is a wealth of opportunities at SEB. Our teams include all kinds of people and there is one thing we have in common: we want to be a positive force in society. We empower people to achieve their goals. Our heritage of entrepreneurship makes us cherish ambition – both in individuals and in businesses.

One opportunity for that is our Helsinki Internship Programme. During the 4,5-month programme interns will get a unique opportunity to learn about banking and gain a thorough understanding of SEB’s business in Finland and abroad. Interns will work in a defined position alongside talented professionals as a part of their home team within our Large Corporates & Financial Institutions division. They will learn about a variety of roles at SEB and build their own network by visiting other departments and teams during the internship.


We asked our current intern, Petra Koivuvaara, how has it been so far.


How was the recruitment process?

The recruitment process was one of the best I have ever taken part in. During the Assessment Day, you get to learn about SEB as an organization, you have the chance to get to know the teams before they interview you, and you also get to know your potential future trainee colleagues! You truly get a glimpse of the inclusive and open culture that SEB has, and I am happy to notice that has been the case also during this internship.


How has the internship been so far?

I have gotten to take part in multiple different projects, as well as learn from my team in our weekly calls and discussions at the office. My team makes me feel included, even during these exceptional times when the whole team is not at the office at the same time. I learn new things every day, and get to build on what I have learned from school.


What has been your most valuable learning?

Most importantly, I have learned to understand what role banks play in the society and how different teams in the bank work together when trying to serve the clients in the best way. It has also been very interesting to understand better the co-operation between banks and companies. Being interested in sustainability, SEB has also offered a nice perspective on how a bank can drive the sustainability agenda forward very vocally.

I am grateful that so many colleagues from different teams have taken the time to explain us what they do and how they have gotten to where they are. It has helped to understand the different career paths that can lead to different roles in the bank.


Something else on your mind?

I would warmly recommend applying to the Helsinki Internship Programme to get a feel of how your future could look like in the banking sector, as well as to learn from extremely competent and helpful colleagues at SEB.

Interested? Check out our open positions in and apply before October 4.