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From pupil to skilled worker

As an apprentice with Equinor, you will receive training in one of Norway’s largest and most recognised apprenticeship companies. We welcome hundreds of new apprentices each year.

We provide you with professional training of a high standard and challenge you to learn on the job. When your apprenticeship is over, you will have excellent practical and theoretical knowledge in your subject, and everyone who completes their apprenticeship in Equinor has the opportunity to apply for a permanent position.

At Equinor we have a long-term perspective to our apprentice programme, and are taking in a large number of apprentices to ensure the recruitment of employees with important competence for the future.

The application period for the 2023 apprentice positions will be 19 December 2022 - 31 January 2023.

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

Apprentice disciplines

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Recruitment information

Equinor offers both onshore and offshore apprenticeships. If you find an apprenticeship that is suited for you, simply send your application electronically.

We require good grades and a good school attendance record. You must have an approved learning process from VG2 or VG3. We are looking for individuals who are conscientious and work well in teams.

If you are offered an apprenticeship with Equinor, a written training contract will be set up between you, the company and the county authority (Fylkeskommunen). You will get an instructor who, together with the technical supervisor, will be responsible for the training. The instructor will help you get acquainted with the work environment and colleagues.

Remember – we are looking for apprentices that take an active part both socially and professionally. Practical work combined with theoretical understanding is essential to making the apprenticeship successful.

Do you have questions about the apprentice programme? Contact us here

Recruitment process

Meet our apprentices

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

Accommodation and pay

If you qualify for student grants for living away from home, we will provide you with accommodation. Apprentices will be compensated based on a standard pay scale.

Job opportunities

Upon completed apprenticeship you may apply for a job at Equinor, but we do not guarantee that you will get one. That is because we recruit more apprentices than the company itself needs, thus giving more people the opportunity to qualify for a certificate of apprenticeship.


Our apprentices work at the Mongstad refinery, the Kollsnes processing plant and the Sture terminal (all near Bergen), the processing plant at Kårstø near Stavanger, our industrial facility at Tjeldbergodden near Kristiansund, the Snøhvit plant outside Hammerfest, in addition to at the research centres in Trondheim and in Porsgrunn. Some of the apprentices work on Equinor-operated installations on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Learn what makes Equinor a different type of energy company

Jakob Berg Vigdal , Elisabeth Bruksås, Virginie Bachelet, Ellen Andreasson, Ingrid Marker, and Alexander Hoggan Bergsmo.
Jakob Berg Vigdal , Elisabeth Bruksås, Virginie Bachelet, Ellen Andreasson, Ingrid Marker, and Alexander Hoggan Bergsmo.
Photo: Line Slotnæs

Universum Awards 2022

Equinor voted favorite employer
At the 2022 Universum student survey with 11,000 respondents from 24 faculties Equinor was awarded #1 amongst engineering students, #2 amongst business students and #3 amongst IT students.