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From apprentice to skilled worker

As an apprentice in Equinor, you'll receive training in one of Norway’s largest and most recognised apprenticeship organisations. We provide a high standard of vocational training and an apprenticeship with a wide range of exciting opportunities.

When you complete your apprenticeship, you'll have good practical and theoretical knowledge within your discipline. Everyone who completes their apprenticeship in Equinor will have an opportunity to apply for a permanent position.

At Equinor, we have a long-term perspective for our apprenticeship programme, which is why we take on a considerable number of apprentices to ensure that we can recruit employees with the expertise we will need to remain a leading company in the energy transition.

The application period for our 2023 apprentice positions was 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

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.

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

Recruitment process

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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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