Careers at Danmarks Nationalbank

Danmarks Nationalbank's tasks involve an important responsibility. Via our monetary policy, we must ensure stable prices in Denmark, we contribute to secure payments by issuing banknotes and coins and enabling interbank payments, and we work to ensure financial stability in Denmark. Our work is of great importance to both the Danish economy and Danish politics and to Denmark's international relations.

Danmarks Nationalbank's around 470 employees work from Arne Jacobsen's listed building in central Copenhagen. Although Danmarks Nationalbank is primarily a knowledge workplace, we have a number of different staff categories and a diverse workforce in terms of gender, age and seniority.

Given the significance of the tasks carried out by Danmarks Nationalbank, we expect our employees to be highly skilled, irrespective of their professions, and to have a proactive, flexible and results-oriented approach to their work. Good cooperative skills are also important, as Danmarks Nationalbank works across internal departments and also collaborates with other institutions in Denmark and internationally, e.g. other central banks, the ECB, the IMF, etc.

Development opportunities

We attach importance to the ongoing training and development of employees at the professional and personal levels thus, supplementary to learning by doing we offer a range of internal and external training opportunities and programmes for employees:

  • An internal job market. In general, we find it important that employees have broad experience from more of Danmarks Nationalbank's working areas;
  • Leave of absence. Employees may take leave to work for international economic organisations such as the ECB, the IMF, the OECD, the World Bank or the BIS or domestically within e.g. the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority or a government ministry;
  • Secondment. We have exchange schemes in place with the other EU central banks; typically employees are seconded for 3-6 months;
  • Internal teaching. Some of our employees teach specialist subjects within economics and IT;
  • External teaching. Several of Danmarks Nationalbank's employees teach at university level.

We also focus on management training to ensure that our managers are able to motivate employees, delegate tasks and support the development of each individual employee.

Opportunities for students, trainees and apprentices

Every autumn, we invite economics students to attend our Careers Evening. Here, they have an opportunity to listen to Governor Lars Rohde, meet employees of Danmarks Nationalbank and participate in workshops on current economic themes arranged by employees, taking their daily work as the point of departure.

Danmarks Nationalbank regularly recruits student assistants for various tasks in our many departments. We attach importance to giving students an opportunity to use their theoretical skills in practice.

Danmarks Nationalbank also has trainees and apprentices within various areas, including e.g. clerical work (finance and administration), data technology and IT support. A number of students work with Danmarks Nationalbank when writing their dissertations. In that connection we give them access to relevant information and knowledge, but in return we expect an in-depth analysis of the subject in question, and that the student uses his or her academic knowledge to challenge our current practices.

Danmarks Nationalbank has successfully offered PhD scholarships to qualified applicants wishing to investigate current topics and issues within the remit of Danmarks Nationalbank.

A social and healthy workplace

At Danmarks Nationalbank we believe that a healthy workplace has an impact on employees' well-being and motivation. Consequently, we have a canteen that serves healthy and varied food. We also offer a massage therapy programme, fitness facilities and health checks. 

In our sports club, NIF, you can exercise with your colleagues in the form of e.g. lunch runs, football, tennis and golf. Within the various sports there are annual central bank tournaments in which NIF's team represents Danmarks Nationalbank. We also have an art society and various social events, ranging from the annual DHL fun run to a Friday bar.

While most of our website is translated into English, our job section is only partly translated, as Danish is our primary working language. In general, our job vacancies are only posted in Danish.​