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Are you ready to be an apprentice?

As an apprentice at Equinor, we want to give you a rich and exciting apprenticeship. With us, you get to learn from skilled professionals, who share their experience, challenge and help you on the way to your final exam or End Point Assessment (EPA).

After completing your apprenticeship, you will have good competence in your subject, and the opportunity to apply for a permanent position with us.

At Equinor, we have a long-term perspective on the apprenticeship programme, and we therefore take on a large number of apprentices to ensure the recruitment of employees with important skills for the future.

The application period closed on 30 January 2024.

(To become an apprentice in Norway, you must have completed upper secondary education in Norway in accordance with the Norwegian Education Act)

Meet our apprentices

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Our apprentice disciplines

Our apprentices work within different disciplines throughout the company:

Recruitment information

The listings specify the disciplines we are recruiting for in 2023, both onshore and offshore. If you find an apprenticeship that you are interested in, please submit the electronic application described in the "How to apply" document.

Our requirements are minimal absence and good grades. You need an approved apprenticeship track from VG2 or VG3. We're also looking for people who are responsible and who cooperate well with others.

If you're offered an apprenticeship at Equinor, a written apprenticeship contract will be established between you, the company, and the county authority. You'll be assigned an instructor to provide your training alongside your discipline lead. The instructor will help you get to know the working environment and your colleagues.

But remember – you'll need to be active both socially and professionally. Practical work combined with theoretical understanding is essential for you to derive maximum benefit from your apprenticeship.

Recruitment process

Young female apprentice. Photo
Photo: Torstein Lund Eik

What’s it like being an apprentice?

The apprenticeship

The apprenticeship lasts from 18—30 months, depending on your discipline.

Accommodation and salary

We procure bed-sits for apprentices registered as living away from home. The apprentices receive a salary according to the relevant tariff.

Job opportunities

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you can apply for a job at Equinor, but you're not guaranteed a position. We take in more apprentices than the company itself needs, and thereby help more people get the opportunity to earn a trade certificate.

Work location

Our apprentices work at the Mongstad refinery, the Kollsnes process plant, and the Sture terminal in Hordaland, the process plant at Kårstø in Rogaland, Stavanger, Sandsli, Harstad, the industrial plant at Tjeldbergodden in Møre og Romsdal, the LNG plant on Melkøya in Hammerfest, as well as the Research Centre in Trondheim, and in Porsgrunn. Some of the apprentices work on Equinor-operated installations on the Norwegian shelf.

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