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Would you like to be part of Team Harstad?

Would you like flexibility that lets you combine everyday life with an exciting job? And would you be tempted by a career move to a Nordic location with exciting professional challenges and rewards?

If so, we in Equinor are on the lookout for bright minds to relocate and work at our modern and attractive offices in Harstad, Northern Norway. We want to hear from you no matter whether you’ve recently qualified or have years of experience. Would you be tempted by an attractive opportunity with new challenges?

Here’s what we’re looking for

Ideally, you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or industry or offshore experience. Six of the largest business areas in Equinor are represented here, so we can offer you a wide variety of positions in different disciplines. In operational positions, you may cooperate with colleagues offshore, for instance supporting well operations. And if you lack necessary qualifications, we can provide on-the-job training in some cases.

Find your dream job at Equinor Harstad

Why work for Equinor in Harstad?

Imagine a life with less stress, more spare time, and an exciting working day filled with inspiration, learning and great colleagues. Equinor Harstad offers you all this, in addition to excellent opportunities for development.

We are about 300 colleagues in Harstad with varied backgrounds and nationalities, and we enjoy stimulating challenges and a positive and inclusive working environment.

As an employee with us, you will be given the tools you need for your own development, as well as guidance and support towards your career goals.

Here’s how we help you move to Harstad

If you get a permanent position with us and decide to move to Harstad, Equinor offers a number of schemes to support you and your family.

We encourage our employees to relocate to Harstad rather than commute. We therefore offer you temporary accommodation for a rental period of up to 12 months from the date starting your employment. You pay half of the rent that Equinor pays to the landlord (and the difference is reported as taxable income).

Meet our colleague Romain, and listen to him describing life and work in Harstad for Equinor:

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Harstad harbour. Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Arctic Image AS

Welcome to Harstad — a small municipality with a big-town feel

Harstad is a beautiful city surrounded by fjords and mountains, and there are many good reasons to settle and work here.

Life in Harstad can be enriching with its vibrant cultural scene, beautiful nature and scenery, and a high standard of living.

The archipelago offers enticing opportunities for outdoor activities, and the northerly region of Norway offers nature experiences such as the midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter.

Harstad in brief

Harstad dates back to Viking times, with ancient buildings and fascinating museums that reflect the town’s rich history.

Harstad is an important town for the oil and gas industry, with close links to offshore operations in the Barents Sea, as well as other industries focusing on technology, seafood, tourism and public services.

You will find that Harstad offers schools, kindergartens, colleges and modern healthcare services, making it an attractive town for all ages.

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Opportunities for the whole family in Harstad

Other family members will also enjoy attractive opportunities in Harstad, including:

  1. Offshore industry: Harstad is known for its strong ties to the offshore oil and gas industry, which provides many jobs in engineering, operation and maintenance.
  2. Seafood industry: As a coastal town, Harstad is a natural hub for the seafood industry. Fishing, farming, processing and selling seafood provide varied career opportunities.
  3. Tourism: With its beautiful nature, rich culture and proximity to Lofoten, Harstad offers excellent opportunities in the tourism sector. Jobs can vary from guides to hotel and restaurant work.
  4. Public sector: Harstad is an important administrative city in the region. There are many jobs in health, education, municipal administration and social services.
  5. Armed forces and defence: With its strategic location, Harstad has always had a strong military presence. The armed forces offer jobs in a number of specialist areas.
  6. ICT and innovation: Harstad has a growing technology sector, with many innovative startups and entrepreneurial projects. There are opportunities in programming, design, data analysis and product development.
  7. Culture and creative sector: With its rich culture and history, there are also many jobs in art, culture, media and entertainment in Harstad.

Quality of life and activities for everyone

In Harstad, you will find new schools and kindergartens, a cultural centre and sports halls, festivals and many leisure facilities. Equinor also has a welfare club with activities for the family.

Harstad is a northerly town with a hint of metropolitan lifestyle, but its small size offers many advantages. You'll find that everyday logistics are are simpler thanks to short distances and proximity to "everything".

If you have roots in Northern Norway you know a lot of this already, but we are keen to recruit more happy northerners to our team — whether you have north Norwegian blood in your veins or not. Together we can contribute to creating positive ripple effects in the north!

Here are some of the top attractions the city has to offer:

Are you ready to apply?

We are continuously on the lookout for new employees to join us in this attractive town in the north. Here you can see our currently open positions — and begin the application process when you are ready.

Read more and apply for open positions here