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If you want to make a difference, you should be working for Equinor.

Our task is to provide the energy the world needs, while supplying it in the most sustainable and responsible way. It’s not an easy job, but we believe that with the right people, passion and curiosity, it is possible. We have a values-based performance culture, and our values embody the spirit and energy of Equinor at its best. They drive our performance and guide us in how we do business and work together.  We are convinced that it is the passion of our employees, present and future, that will enable the transition to a new energy future. 

If you want to influence decisions on climate change, you need to be where the decisions are taken. 

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Here are the developers who code tomorrow’s energy answers

Equinor is first choice for technology students

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Andreas Holst, Torbjørn S. Folgerø, Linn Bratteli Roland, Anett Kalleland Devold, Tina Birgitte Hognestad and Ida Egeland cheering for Statoil, now Equinor, being the most attractive employer among technology students in Norway for the 22nd year running. The award was handed out by Universum on 3 May.

In the Universum awards for 2018, Statoil, now Equinor, was ranked the most attractive employer among Norwegian technology students for the 22nd year running.  

Universum Awards surveyed over 12,000 students at 25 Norwegian universities and colleges before making this year’s awards. Equinor achieved high rankings in several important categories.

“We are proud that technology students still rank Statoil first. We do not take this result for granted, so we are happy and grateful to see that the students keep their confidence in us,” says head of learning and development, Andreas Holst, speaking before the company changed its name in May, 2018. 

Holst is particularly pleased about Equinor being ranked highly among several of the other groups in the survey. He believes it is a result of our long-term perspective on recruitment and competence building, and would like to thank everyone involved in promoting a good working environment and exciting tasks in the company.

“Economics students ranked Equinor fifth this year. This is a great improvement from last year’s 12th place in the survey. IT students ranked us 15th last year, but this year we have climbed to a decent 8th place among these students,” he says. Torbjørn S. Folgerø, chief digital officer i Equinor, received a special climbers award for this progress among IT students.

Engineering students ranked Kongsberg Gruppen second and Multiconsult third in this year’s survey. IT students placed Google and Microsoft on top, with the Norwegian Armed Forces in third place. Economics students placed DNB first for the second year running, with PwC, (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Deloitte in the next places.

Introducing global parental leave

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All employees in our group will soon qualify for paid parental leave. A new policy will allow 16 weeks of paid leave for all employees having children. 

“We are very excited to be able to provide this opportunity to all employees in Equinor as part of our benefits package. Giving both parents time to bond with a new child is a contribution towards providing more flexibility and support to employees, and ensuring a good start with a new family member. This goes whether you are becoming a parent for the first time, or adding to your family,” says Magne André Hovden, senior vice president for corporate people and leadership.

Until now, there has been no global policy for parental leave in Equinor, and our subsidiaries’ entitlements have been in line with local regulations. Most countries offer up to two weeks paternity leave, except Norway, Denmark, Brazil and USA. For maternity leave, the number of weeks varies more between countries. Most employees in Norway are already eligible for shared paid parental leave from the social security scheme, and will therefore be unaffected by the new global policy. However, since fathers’ eligibility for paid leave is tied to the mother’s eligibility, a small minority of fathers have not been entitled for paid paternity leave in Norway. Now, they may qualify for Equinor’s global minimum standard of 16 weeks instead. 

“Introducing a family benefit for all Equinor employees becoming parents through birth or adoption sends a strong signal about our values and culture. We understand that sometimes it can be demanding to juggle work and family, and to have that good work life balance that we all strive for. I hope that this new scheme will provide support to new mothers and fathers, and further support our diversity and inclusion culture. In addition, I believe it will strengthen our employer brand and attractiveness”, says Hovden. 

Entitlement to paid parental leave currently differs from country to country, based on legal entitlements and company benefits. They are often a mix of state/social security entitlements and company benefits. The Equinor parental leave benefit will be combined with any entitlements from social security/insurance schemes or equivalent in the employment country, and the company will compensate the difference where the company’s global minimum standard is higher than the entitlement from other schemes. 

The new policy for Equinor employees becoming parents will apply from 1 January 2019.  

Meet our people

Find out what some of our people have to say about working in Equinor.  

Graduate - Christina Khayat

Graduate - Erik Gaarder

Summer intern - Karoline Bonnerud

Our job vacancies right now

If you’re interested in a career in Equinor, this should be your first port of call. All current vacancies in Equinor are advertised here on our website. We encourage you to view our vacant positions and send us an application.

In just forty years we have grown to become the number one offshore operator in the world and the second largest supplier of natural gas to the European market.

Ever since 1972 we’ve been attempting to make the impossible, possible. Our ambition is to develop and apply technology and innovative business solutions to meet the world's energy needs in a responsible manner.

Today, we’re a Fortune 500 company listed on the Oslo and New York Stock Exchanges with approximately 20,500 employees located in more than 30 countries around the world—and we’re always on the lookout for more people who want to make a difference.

Even in challenging times for our industry, we don’t forget that our actions today pave the way for success tomorrow. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for highly-qualified people like you. 

Perhaps you’re not considering a career move right now. Even so, you could be just the person we’re looking for.

The world is facing an enormous task: bringing millions of people out of poverty by giving them access to energy—while at the same time lowering emissions.

In Equinor, we want to be part of the solution, not just the problem. In order to achieve this we need experienced professionals with the right attitude as well as the right background. If you’re curious and considering a career move that involves solving tomorrow’s challenges—read on. Your expertise could be vital to us.

By joining Equinor you will become part of an international organisation where you can develop new skills and share your knowledge across disciplines, organisational boundaries and geographies.

We offer competitive financial terms and attractive employee benefits. We have a career model for leaders and professionals that guides us in developing the expertise required to meet our business needs.

Our career model provides a clear direction for your career planning, and highlights the broad range of career opportunities which we as a company can offer. It supports the creation of development plans and deployment opportunities. 

If this sounds interesting and you are ready for a new challenge, please register your CV here or look at our available positions. 

Equinor enjoys a strong reputation as an employer around the world. We’re always on the lookout for the best and most qualified talents. Are you a recent graduate or student interested in working for us? Here’s how.

As a graduate, there are several ways you can get into our company:

We offer summer internships within various subjects—summer jobs for students who have completed their second year of their bachelor degree through to the first year of their masters—with a duration of six to eight weeks.

You can participate in our 2-year Graduate Programme and get a flying start to your career. Here we offer challenging and meaningful tasks and an opportunity to work with your own goals and interests that correspond with Equinor’s business needs. 

You can write your thesis with us: We cooperate with a number of students writing masters or doctorate theses. There are two options for those who want to write their thesis with us:

1) Summer Intern candidates: we select master or doctoral students from candidates who have been summer interns with us

2) Cooperation with colleges and universities: we collaborate with a number of colleges and universities globally. Students at these educational institutions can be given the opportunity to write their masters or doctorate thesis with us.

With us, you can take part in some of the most exciting challenges found in the oil and gas and renewables industries today.

We can offer you a place in an organisation driven by passion and the determination to solve problems—giving you the chance to develop your career through challenging tasks. And with our operations around the world, you can potentially enjoy an international career. 

Individual pay and benefits
We offer benefits depending on your position, role, and location, with your pay reflecting your responsibility and experience. Employees are eligible for bonuses, and in some countries you have the opportunity to participate in Equinor’s share saving scheme. 

Welfare and work/life balance
Many of our employees enjoy our flexible working arrangements which help them balance work and home life effectively. We offer activities to promote our employees’ health, safety and enjoyment, including sporting activities, tournaments, training facilities, concerts and theatre performances.

Your career in Equinor
When you start work in Equinor, your development starts immediately. We know that good results for our company depend on your effort and development. You can grow and exchange knowledge with talented colleagues, enjoying opportunities across professional and geographic borders.


To learn more about our company, culture and job opportunities, follow us on LinkedIn.

It is our people who enable us to meet our challenges and deliver on our promises.

We need your skills, personal commitment and effective leadership to reach our goals.

We believe in involving our people and their appropriate representatives in the development of our group. Find out how we establish and grow a partnership between you and our company based on clear expectations and a mutual commitment to how we behave, deliver and develop. 

We priortise attending career fairs and welcome your invitation.

We're always interested in attracting the best employees, which is why we prioritise attending career fairs and other student arenas to get to know the next generation of skilled colleagues. If you wish to invite us to your event, or would like to visit us, please use the form linked to below. 

Certain individuals and organisations are targeting our company and our prospective employees by attempting to commit recruitment fraud. Here are the things you need to know about our recruitment process to help you avoid the scammers.  

What’s it like working for Equinor? What can the company offer me?

In Equinor you can work alongside highly qualified colleagues who use innovation, technology and innovative business solutions to meet the world’s energy needs. With us you get excellent opportunities to build a rewarding international career. Why not follow us on social media to get to know us better?

What is the business culture like in Equinor?

In Equinor we are equally concerned about how you deliver as what you deliver. We value integrity, team spirit and determination highly. We work in accordance with our values: courageous, open, collaborative and caring, and they govern the way we work wherever we are in the world.

What career opportunities exist in Equinor?

Equinor’s career model has two parallel paths—one for management and leadership and one for professionals—encouraging you to develop your career path irrespective of whether you wish to focus on technical subjects or management. The model provides direction for personal career planning and highlights the many opportunities which exist in Equinor. 

*All figures from Annual report unless otherwise stated