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Frequently asked questions

You have a question about one of our programs, how to become an Equinor employee, or something else related to working with us? Chances are high that others have asked us already. This is why we made a FAQs section hoping you would find easily the answer you need. So check it out first, and get in touch directly with us if you’re still wondering!

All our positions are advertised on our career pages.

If you can’t find any suitable vacant positions you can also submit your CV and a general application in our talent database

If you don’t find a vacant position you can set up “job alerts” so that you can be informed about vacant positions.

Please note that Equinor never asks applicants to pay a fee, nor do we use recruitment or placement agencies that do this. If anyone tries to do this, then you should assume that the sender is not providing a genuine offer or service, and may be trying to deceive you in a recruitment scam.

We appreciate your interest in Equinor, and wish you the best of luck in your job search.

Equinor offers “Summer internships” — summer jobs for students who have completed the second year of their bachelor degree through to the first year of their masters. The deadline for applications to the 2019 Summer internships was 14 December 2018.

Equinor’s recruitment process is simple, transparent and fair. We advertise our vacancies on www.equinor.com and on our social media sites.

All applications and CVs must be submitted online and necessary certificates and references must be attached to your CV. Attachments must be in English or Norwegian. Please note that there is a size limit of 1MB for each attachment.

Once you submit your application, the following steps will be taken:

  1. Once Equinor has received your application, a letter/e-mail confirming receipt of application will immediately be sent to you. Emails from our system come from: no-reply_careers@equinor.com. Ensure that emails from us reach your inbox, and not your junk or spam folder, by adding them to a safe senders list, also called "whitelisting". Please contact us if you do not hear from us within 24 hours.
  2. On the closing date of the application, a recruiter will handle your application.
  3. If your application is of interest, you will be contacted for an interview. There may be several rounds of interviews before the selection process is completed. Interviews may include some psychometric tests. Equinor wants to get to know you during the interview, but the interview also gives you an opportunity to find out if Equinor is right for you. 
  4. Before selection is completed, a background check is mandatory.
  5. If you are the selected candidate for the position, you will receive an offer from us. 
  6. If not, you will receive a rejection letter. If so, you are welcome to apply for another vacancy in the future. We suggest that you sign up for job alerts.

We need good heads with the right attitudes, and Equinor has international ambitions and needs an international workforce. When we employ summer interns or graduates we are looking for a mix of qualifications and personal qualities. One of the personal qualities we look for is an international mindset and the ability to work in an international environment. Apprentices are required to speak Norwegian.

Equinor has a presence on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. We encourage you to follow us in these channels to get the latest news and updates on our company. Through these channels we will also promote our programmes and publish dates for career fairs etc., and you will also gain insights on how it is to work in Equinor.

You can apply to our 2-year Corporate Graduate Programme. Here we offer challenging and meaningful tasks and an opportunity to work with your own goals and interests that correspond with Equinor’s needs.

Please visit the following page to read about our apprentice programme. The deadline for applications for apprenticeships in 2019 was 7 February.

Our standard global recruitment process aims to ensure that we find the best qualified person for the position. The duration of the process may vary for each position. A typical recruitment process takes on average up to 10-12 weeks

Information and advice on how to recognise fraud in a recruitment process can be found on our website here.

Graduates

All graduate positions can be found on Equinor.com, including a description of the programme selection criteria. Positions will be available in the search button on the corporate graduate programme page when the positions are posted.

Graduate recruitment intake may differ from year to year, but typically positions are posted early fall.

We offer a two-year programme with 5 modules/gatherings and on-the-job learning based on rotations of varying length and scope, according to professional area.

Each graduate will be assigned their own mentor and buddy. You will get challenging and meaningful tasks that corresponds with your interest and our company's business needs.

The start-up date is an agreement between yourself and your leader. However, the first module will typically start in September.

All vacant positions are posted on our web site, Equinor.com. We only accept online applications. Remember to attach valid documentation (CV, transcripts of records and diploma (s) for completed degrees).

This differ from year to year according to business needs. Typically, we hire 100+ each year.

Questions about jobs and recruitment processes in Equinor? Find answers to typically asked questions - in general, and for graduates and summer internships.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Bonus scheme 
  • Good pension plan 
  • Insurances and loans 
  • Share saving scheme 
  • Global paid parental leave 
  • Benefits may depend on location of employment, but could be such as gym, sport clubs, cultural activities, cabins for rent 
  • Health and travel insurance

Your exact location will be decided based on your interest and our business needs. Please indicate your preferred location of work during the application process.

We have one morning session and one in the afternoon. Candidates participates half a day.

One important purpose of the graduate programme is to accelerate the development of our young talents and meet our demand for professionals and leaders.

  • Live our values and by our safety expectations 
  • High ethical standards 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Global mindset 
  • Team player with the ability to work and deliver results in a diverse environment 
  • Have a positive attitude to take on new challenges and adapt to dynamic environments
  • Master's degree or PhD with good academic results
  • No more than two years of relevant fulltime work experience
  • Fluent in English and preferably a second working language
  • International work and/or study experience (in addition to native country) preferred
  • Extra curriculum activities and/or voluntary work is an advantage
  • Live our values and by our safety expectations

Yes, from Day 1.

  • Online application
  • Online assessment
  • Video interview
  • Recruitment day
  • Offer and background check

That does not necessarily mean that you are not qualified for the position. The competition is tough. We receive thousands of applications throughout the year. We would like to stress that you are welcome to apply again if you find a position suitable to your background. There may be new opportunities for a job with us.

Graduates are employed by the line within their staffs/business area. Your organisational belonging may change if and when you have job rotations.

Yes, you can apply for as many positions you wish and are qualified for. If you have already attached the required documents to another Graduate 2020 submitted application, you do not need to upload them again.

Graduates are identified with the same professional titles as other employees, in line with the Equinor career model. Being a graduate is the initial phase of professional development for all Equinor employees who fit the graduate programme selection criteria. After the graduate programme you will no longer have a graduate title and will be deployed into a permanent position and unit..

Summer internship

The summer internship positions will be posted on equinor.com/careers, with a description of the programme selection process. The positions will be visible on our web page once the application period is open.

The programme is primarily aimed at students who are in their second year of their Bachelor’s studies, up to and including, their first year of Master’s degree.

The summer internship duration (Norway and UK) is 6-8 weeks, usually between June and August. In the US, the summer internship period is usually 12 weeks.

Equinor offer summer internship at competitive salaries. You will get challenging and meaningful tasks that corresponds with our company's business needs and your interests. The selected candidates will be given the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s foremost technical environments and learn about Equinor and the energy sector. We provide an environment recognized for equality and diversity. Equinor recognises performance based equally on what we deliver and how we deliver.

Equinor will evaluate all candidates applying for positions individually and previous internships will not automatically make you more eligible to a position than any other applicants.

Yes

This differ from year to year according to business needs. In 2019 Equinor had approximately 330 summer interns, placed in various locations globally

The summer internship application period may vary a bit from year to year, but positions will usually be posted on our careers pages during November. For summer internships 2020, we welcome applications for positions in Norway and UK from mid-November to mid-December 2019. The US has a separate application period, typically from August to October.

The purpose of our summer internship programme is to invite students to get to know the energy sector, get real work experience and build a professional network. Equinor wish to secure long-term access to talents, and by offering summer internships, we believe we can contribute positively in developing talents for the future energy sector.

Equinor is present on many different global locations. In 2020, summer internship positions will be placed in Norway, UK and US.

Equinor attracts and develops people who share our values, are committed to our success, and are able to change and learn. We are looking for diverse, flexible and engaged individuals who wish to make a difference as we continue shaping the future of energy.

Summer interns must be able to identify themselves with our values “Open, collaborative, courageous and caring” and commit to meet our safety expectations. To get the most out of the summer internship, we expect students to be curious and engaged in their tasks, to be willing to learn and share, and collaborate with their teams and across relevant networks.

Target candidates

  • are in their second year of their Bachelor’s studies, up to and including their first year of Master’s degree
  • have good academic results
  • have no more than one year full time relevant work experience
  • are fluent in English
  • extra curriculum activities and/or voluntary work is an advantage
  • live our values and by our safety expectations

All positions are posted on our web site, Equinor.com/careers. We accept online applications only. Remember to attach validated documentation (CV, transcripts of records and diploma (s) for completed degrees).

  • Online application
  • Online assessment (testing)
  • Video interview (recorded interview)
  • Application assessment period
  • Offer / rejection process
  • Immigration process / background check if relevant

Your exact location will be decided based on our business needs combined with your interest. You should indicate your preferred location of work during the application process. We cannot guarantee that you will be offered a position at your preferred location. Relevant locations will be shared in the job adverts.
Please note that Equinor does not cover any travel or accommodation costs related to our summer internships.

If you are unsuccessful in getting an internship with us, it does not necessarily mean that you are not qualified for the position. We receive a high volume of applications and the competition is high. We encourage all applicants to make sure they read and follow the instructions given in the job advert to avoid getting dismissed due to missing/unverified documentation. New opportunities usually come around, and you are very welcome to apply again later when you find a position you think is suitable for you.