1. Careers
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Careers

The Bank offers many career opportunities. Here's what it is like to work at Handelsbanken.

Decentralised working methods
and trust and respect for the individual

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Decentralised working methods, and trust in and respect for the individual are integral to our corporate culture. This applies no matter where in the world Handelsbanken operates or opens new branches. Our employees are given a high degree of responsibility and authority to make decisions in all kinds of matters relating to our customers and operations. This way of working creates commitment and opportunities for every employee to make an impact on the Bank’s operations. 

At Handelsbanken, everyone is important. Gender equality, diversity and an inclusive corporate culture are part of our core values and form a natural part of our daily work. The diversity of our backgrounds and experience enables us all to contribute to the business with different perspectives. 

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An international network

We have a nationwide branch network in our home markets Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Each branch operates as a local bank.

Employees all over the world

Close to 12,000 employees

At Handelsbanken we are close to 12,000 employees. More than 40 per cent are employed outside Sweden. In 2018, 39 per cent of all managers were women. 

A top-rated bank

Handelsbanken is one of the world's strongest banks, with high ratings from leading independent credit rating agencies. 

Shared values and a strong corporate culture

Our shared values and strong corporate culture are vital to our success. They are the foundation on which we stand. Our core values are:

  • focus on relationships
  • being business-oriented
  • a high degree of responsibility
  • trust and respect for the individual 
  • together creating a positive work environment
  • gender equality and an inclusive culture.

Career opportunities

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Handelsbanken is one of the major banks in Sweden. We have grown internationally by establishing our business model in selected markets. Whether you are at the beginning of your career or taking the next step, we can offer the opportunity to develop in different professional roles, in different areas of the Bank or in different countries where the Bank operates. 

In our six home markets of Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK we have extensive branch networks. In addition, we are present in other markets to support customers from our home markets. All branches and offices are supported by country organisations and regional head offices, group business areas and group head office functions. 

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Meet our people

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The Bank's strength is derived from the pooled expertise and competence of our people. Working in a decentralised organisation means that employees are encouraged to take a considerable amount of responsibility. The employees are given a mandate to make their own decisions, and are driven by putting the customer in focus. 

Get a better idea of what we can offer from some of our colleagues. Vicky, Stefan, Kristina and Erik are some colleagues who have agreed to share some of their experiences of working at Handelsbanken.