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Equinor awarded as one of the most attractive employers by Universum

Elisabeth Bruksås, Daniel Sander Isaksen, Sandrine Tørstad and Virginie Bachelet.
Elisabeth Bruksås, Daniel Sander Isaksen, Sandrine Tørstad and Virginie Bachelet.

The new Universum survey confirms the top position on employer attractiveness among engineers in Norway. In the business category Equinor has climbed from 4th to 2nd place and there is a notable progress among IT professionals, from 11th to 7th.

Stine Vemmestad Vatneberg, manager for automation, IT and robotics technology, is currently looking for new employees to join Equinor. The Universum ranking on IT makes her hopeful that even more IT professionals are looking for a career in the energy industry.

“Equinor is the most attractive industrial company for IT professionals in Norway, and one of the most attractive companies overall. As an employee of this company for 14 years, I am proud to say: I agree!”

Stine points to the fact that Equinor is becoming a digital energy company where IT is at the core of everything we do.

We have great ambitions for a digitalised and low-carbon energy future, and the time to join us to solve these challenges is now

Stine Vemmestad Vatneberg, manager for automation, IT and robotics technology
Stine Vemmestad Vatneberg

One of the projects Stine is heading is qualifying robots, drones and automation technologies to support and increase the safety of our people. At the same time, they are collecting data to get more insight on the condition of our assets. To turn the data into actionable insight, a modern IT infrastructure and development of software application and analytics are key.

“We work on large and challenging IT and digital projects, doing exciting things ourselves, and close together with some of the best in the field, like Microsoft. With 75 petabytes of data we are shaping the digital future of energy – and we are hiring!”, Stine explains.

Facts about the survey:

12,000 respondents participated in the 2022 Universum survey on employer attractiveness, an annual check on how companies rank among professionals. Equinor was voted “the best in the industry” and did well in several categories:

  • No. 1 for engineers for the 19th year in a row
  • No. 2 for economists, up from 4th place in 2021
  • No. 3 for legal professionals, up from 6th place
  • No. 7 for IT professionals, up from 11th place the year before. Highest ranking industrial company for IT pros.