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Our graduate disciplines

 

A career at Equinor combines great challenges, opportunities for growth and professional development. We offer a broad selection of disciplines to choose from, and you can expect to rotate to another area or work location during your time with us. Here are our disciplines in detail:

Safety and sustainability

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Safety is our first priority. Our strategy – always safe, high values and low-carbon – positions us to deliver long term value in a low-carbon future. Our three sustainability priorities – responsible operations; creating a low-carbon business advantage; and creating shared value – are embedded in our strategy.  We believe that all accidents related to people, environment and assets can be prevented. The goal of zero injuries has become a part of how we think and work, with a strong focus on continuously improvement. The role of safety and sustainability (SSU) is to set the direction and support the organisation at all levels to deliver industry leading performance within safety, security and sustainability.

Fields within discipline: 

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Sustainability
  •  Health and working environment
  • Emergency preparedness and response

Education and background:
A wide range of studies are relevant within the SSU area, these include technical, social and economic disciplines such as process safety, technical safety, energy and environmental science, material science, social science, medical studies, psychology.

Graduates:
Locations are Norway (Stavanger, Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stjørdal, Harstad), US (Houston, Austin), UK (London), and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro).

Drilling and well

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The drilling and well (D&W) technology network in Equinor has almost 1,200 employees and includes engineers, specialists and managers. The main disciplines we cover are drilling, completion, intervention and subsea engineering. We have a worldwide corporate responsibility for D&W activities, and we are currently running approximately 40 operations daily from platforms, rigs and vessels. Our teams design wells and deliver exploration and development wells in collaboration with our customers in Equinor.

Fields within discipline:

  • Drilling
  • Completion
  • Well Intervention
  • Subsea technology

Education and background:
Petroleum Technology, Subsea Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical engineering, Petroleum Cybernetics, Cybernetics and Robotics.

Graduates:
Locations are Norway (Harstad, Stjørdal, Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), and Scotland (Aberdeen).

Subsurface: Geosciences

Graduates in Subsurface Geoscience disciplines (Geologist, Geophysicists, Petrophysicists and Data Scientists) will join either the Exploration (EXP) or Petroleum Technology (Petec) networks of approximately 850 and 1400 professionals respectively spread across the company.

The role of EXP is to access, mature and discover new hydrocarbon resources for Equinor through exploration via both organic and inorganic activities. Petec ensures that Equinor matures and manages its hydrocarbon resources in a profitable, competitive, safe and energy efficient manner.

As geoscientist/data scientist in the EXP or Petec network you will be a part of a multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work within a variety of areas including Geological, Geophysical and petrophysical evaluations, Basin, Play & Petroleum System Analysis, Prospect Evaluation & Maturation, Well Planning, Reservoir evaluation, characterization and modelling. Geoscience and Data Science resources are also involved in technology development and implementation.

Fields within discipline:

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Petrophysics
  • Data Science (incl. Data Management, Data Engineering)
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Other scientific line of university study

Education and background: 
Geology, geophysics, petrophysics and other data science disciplines. Additional education in areas such as technology, information technology, petroleum economics and management could also be relevant.

Graduates:
Locations is Norway (Stavanger, Harstad, Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stjørdal).

Finance and control

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The finance and control (F&C) function is the driving force behind performance and the creation of greater value in the company, we ensure financing and are responsible for financial information internally and externally. The F&C function provides professional support and advice towards business units and the corporate executive management. We also represent Equinor in the financial markets and are responsible for the interaction towards equity analysts and investors.

Fields within discipline:

  • Investment and portfolio analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Financing, treasury and financial asset management
  • Accounting, financial reporting and financial compliance
  • Business architecture, business analytics and digitalisation
  • Tax
  • Risk Management
  • Land (only applicable in US)

Education and background:
Economics, finance, business, industrial economics, accounting, audit and risk management are most relevant. Additional education in areas such as technology, information technology, management and law are also relevant.

Graduates:
Locations are Norway (Stavanger, Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim/Stjørdal, Harstad), US (Houston, Austin), UK (London), and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro).

Information technology & Digitalisation

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Equinor’s ambition is to be a leader within its core operations. Digital technologies will support this through improved safety, increased value creation, reduced carbon footprint and enabling new business models. Equinor is a leader in utilizing cutting edge digital technologies and has vast quantities of data, but the full potential of this data is yet to be unlocked using advanced technology such as cloud computing, microservice architectures, machine learning, artificial intelligence etc.

The IT-unit (~750 employees) works closely with the business, supporting and delivering business driven solutions throughout Equinor. The Digital Centre of Excellence (~40 employees) is responsible for shaping Equinor's digital ambition, incubate new cross cutting digital initiatives and support digital projects.

Fields within discipline:

  • Information Technology 
  • Software development 
  • Data analytics, data science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) 
  • Human centred design
  • IT security and risk management 
  • Enterprise data management 
  • Automation, robotics and remote control

Education and background:
Computer Science/Information technology.
STEM and humanities

Graduates:
Location is Norway (Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger).

Marketing and supply

Marketing and supply (M&S) is a commercial area responsible for maximising the value creation in Equinor’s global mid- and downstream positions. The area is responsible for global marketing and trading of crude, petroleum products, natural gas and electricity. M&S is also responsible for transportation and development of infrastructures to ensure flow assurance for Equinor’s upstream production.

We are close to 1,000 employees across the M&S area with key roles as Shipping Operators and Charterers, Contract managers and Deal handlers, Asset managers, Traders, Marketers, Originators, Macro and Market Analysts and Operations improvements and digitalisation.

You will have the opportunity to work on multiple tasks throughout the business. Work tasks may vary according to your competence profile, assignment and business needs. You can expect to rotate across the disciplines, area or work location. You will become a valuable member of our graduate community and collaborate with teams across Equinor's value chain.

Fields within discipline:

  • Macroeconomics, energy and commodity market analysis 
  • Marketing, portfolio optimisation, commodity logistical operations
  • Asset optimization, business case development and negotiations
  • Commercial operations 
  • Commercial contracts management and deal handling 
  • Government and regulatory affairs
  • Analytics

Education and background:
Economics, finance, shipping, trading, logistics, business, industrial economics, innovation, engineering, naval architecture, marine technology, offshore technology, maritime law, political science and law, energy management, data science, and sustainability

Graduates:
Locations are Norway (Stavanger), UK (London), and US (Austin).

Operation and maintenance

The operation and maintenance (O&M) role is to deliver safe, predictable and profitable operations in accordance with regulations, governance and operational parameters. O&M professionals covers all aspects of operation, maintenance and modifications for operating assets, and modification and investment projects for all phases. O&M is supporting both our offshore and onshore plants.

In Norway we operate offshore fields of all sizes, from giants such as Troll, Statfjord and Gullfaks, to small fast-track projects tied to existing infrastructure. Our task is to transform the Norwegian shelf and creating value for our owners, suppliers and the people of Norway. This work is dependent on good cooperation across the business areas/organization and the ability to identify and change way of working.

Our onshore plants in Scandinavia transform oil and gas to different fuel and products. They have an important role in creating value while improving the carbon efficiency in operations and delivering more sustainable products. This includes CO2 reduction, electrification and bio-fuels. In addition, digitalization of our operations will be in focus.

Fields within discipline :

  • Project Management & Control
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Automation Engineering/ Cybernetics & Robotics/Telecommunication
  • Mechanical (rotating mechanical equipment, static mechanical equipment, HVAC, fluid mechanics)
  • Process, Chemical Engineering & Flow Assurance
  • Geotechnics, Geophysics & Geomatics/Marine Technology/Structural Engineering
  • Subsea & Pipeline Engineering
  • Technical Safety/Sustainability/Climate&Env.Tech/Tech Working Environment

Education and background:
Relevant education background:

  • Process Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Clean Hydrogen Value Chain
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Technical Safety Engineering 
  • Environmental and Social studies
  • Environmental Technology
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Occupation Hygiene Risks
  • Automation
  • Cybernetics & Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geographical & Earth Science
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Geophysics/Survey
  • Geotechnics
  • Marine Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Naval Architecture
  • Structural Engineering
  • Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Technology
  • Business Administration & Science
  • Data Management/Data Science Engineering
  • Industrial Economics
  • Technology & Management
  • Information Management
  • Library & Information Science
  • Information Systems
  • System Analysis & Development
  • Project Management & Control
  • Risk Management
  • Subsea Technology
  • Offshore Structures
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Other similar technical disciplines
     

Graduates:
Location is Norway (Stavanger, Bergen, Stjørdal, Harstad and Oslo), and at our onshore plants (Melkøya, Tjeldbergodden, Mongstad, Sture, Kollsnes and Kårstø).

Subsurface: Reservoir & Production Technology (Petec)

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Reservoir and Production Engineer graduates will join the Petroleum technology (Petec) network of approximately 1400 professionals spread across the company. Petec ensures that Equinor matures and manages its hydrocarbon resources in a profitable, competitive, safe and energy efficient manner.

As an engineer in the Petec network you will be a part of a multidisciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work within a variety of areas including reservoir- and production technology activities during exploration, early phase, field development, production phase, abandonment, and portfolio transactions. Petec resources are also involved in technology development and implementation.

Fields within discipline:

  • Reservoir Technology
  • Production Technology

Education and background:

  • Petroleum Technology (reservoir and production technology)
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics, Cybernetics and Automation
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics, or Physics
  • Other scientific line of university study

Additional education in areas such as technology, information technology, economics and management are also relevant.

Locations: 
Location is Norway (Bergen, Stavanger, Stjørdal, Trondheim, Oslo, Harstad and Porsgrunn).

 

People and leadership

The People and leadership build a values-based and high-performing organisation with capabilities needed to deliver the business strategy. The PL function comprises learning and development, recruitment and deployment, leadership performance, personnel emergency response, global reward and employee relations.

In the people and leadership (PL) function you will get the possibility to work within different PL areas. Corporate PL, develops strategies, policies and requirements, and supports and monitors the business areas. PL within the Business areas provide strategic direction and advice to the line management and ensures that ongoing PL processes are delivered effectively and efficiently. Global business services human resources (HR) provides consultative, operational and transactional HR services, including learning and development, reward and employee relations, payroll, and personnel administration.

Fields within discipline:

  • Attraction and recruitment
  • Development and deployment
  • Reward & Employee Relations
  • HR Operations & System
  • Strategy & Change
  • Learning

Education and background:
Human resources, business administration, economics, finance, or psychology. Additional education in areas such as information technology, management, international relations might also be relevant.

Graduates:
Locations are Norway (Stavanger, Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), UK (London), and US (Houston).

Project development

The project development (PD) network consist of several thousand employees in Equinor who have different fields of expertise. The PD process aims to provide safe, efficient, cost competitive and low carbon future project deliveries. It also provides many prioritizations and drive technology activities to solve business challenges and create new opportunities.

Fields within discipline:

  • Project Management & Control
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Automation Engineering/Cybernetics & Robotics/Telecommunication
  • Mechanical (rotating mechanical equipment, static mechanical equipment, HVAC, fluid mechanics)
  • Process, Chemical Engineering & Flow Assurance
  • Geotechnics, Geophysics & Geomatics/Marine Technology/Structural Engineering
  • Subsea & Pipeline Engineering
  • Technical Safety/Sustainability/Climate & Env. Tech/Tech Working Environment

Education and background:

  • Process Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Clean Hydrogen Value Chain
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Technical Safety Engineering 
  • Environmental and Social studies
  • Environmental Technology
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Occupation Hygiene Risks
  • Automation
  • Cybernetics & Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geographical & Earth Science
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Geophysics/Survey
  • Geotechnics
  • Marine Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Naval Architecture
  • Structural Engineering
  • Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Technology
  • Business Administration & Science
  • Data Management/Data Science Engineering
  • Industrial Economics
  • Technology & Management
  • Information Management
  • Library & Information Science
  • Information Systems
  • System Analysis & Development
  • Project Management & Control
  • Risk Management
  • Subsea Technology
  • Offshore Structures
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Other similar technical disciplines

Graduates:
Location is Norway (Stavanger, Oslo, Rotvoll, Stjørdal, Porsgrunn and Bergen).

Renewables

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Equinor's renewable business is growing rapidly, and we are already innovators in offshore wind and a world leader in carbon capture and storage. Our ambition is to grow profitably and expand into other sources of renewable energy.

The renewable portfolio includes several assets where Equinor today has a world leading position, including floating offshore wind, innovative battery solutions to improve performance from wind-based electricity production. Equinor has research facilities and long-lasting operational experience from capturing and storing large volumes of CO2 and advanced plans to introduce clean natural gas in order to offer emission free energy to existing natural gas buyers. All these solutions have the potential to contribute significantly to reducing global CO2 emissions.

Fields within discipline:

  • Technology Management
  • Innovation

Education and background:
Energy and Environmental Engineering; Renewables Energy Engineering; Sustainable Energy Engineering; Process & Environmental Systems Engineering; Electrical Power Engineering; Energy storage; Geotechnical Engineering; Process Engineering; Materials Science & Engineering; Automation Engineering; Electronic Systems Engineering; Physics and Mathematics; Electrochemical engineering; Process data analytics and simulation; Predictive analysis and machine learning; Industrial Economics, Technology & Management; Business Administration & Science.

Graduates:
Location is Norway (Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim).

Communication

The communication function in Equinor consists of more than 150 employees globally, working to build and protect Equinor’s reputation. By securing trust, support, and strong reputation we enable the company to reach its business objectives. We continuously work with key stakeholders both internally and externally, and advice leadership and the executive committee on strategic & tactical business decisions.

In the communication function you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of tasks, and an opportunity to work with in a highly respected organization in a global energy major. We are working to shape the future of energy, and are looking for talented individuals to joins us in our journey from a focused oil and gas to a truly global energy company.

Fields within discipline:
Within the communication function you can have an opportunity to work within the following areas:

  • Internal Communication 
  • Media Relations 
  • Brand Communication 
  • Consultancy and Projects 
  • Political and Public Affairs 
  • Digital engagement 

Education and background:
Relevant education is amongst other; Social and political science, Communication, Economics, Business & Administration. However, we are looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our competent organization, and are interested in people with different backgrounds.

Graduates:
Location is Norway (Oslo or Stavanger).

Strategy and business development

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Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB) is responsible for positioning Equinor for the future by shaping the corporate strategy of the company, defining how and where to compete, and optimizing our corporate portfolio accordingly.

GSB delivers corporate strategy and innovation, sustainability, short- and long-term business development, mergers, acquisitions and divestments activities, to actively drive Equinor’s corporate development.

Fields within discipline:

  • Strategy 
  • Business Development

Education and background:
Information technology (IT); Strategy; Innovation; Business analytics; Entrepreneurship; Management; and Economics.

Graduates:
Location is UK (London).

Supply chain management

Supply chain management (SCM) covers procurement, materials management and logistics operations, and support our exploration, drilling & well, capital projects, operations & maintenance and procurement business support globally.

Working within procurement and supplier relations in Equinor offers close collaboration across all business areas and disciplines as well as with our suppliers, securing Equinor is provided with the right goods and services both short and long term.

Fields within discipline:

  • Category Management
  • Supplier Relations Management
  • Supplier market analysis
  • Sourcing Management
  • Contract Management
  • Requisition to Pay
  • Materials Management

Education and background:
Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Economics and Business Administration, Industrial Economics. Additional education in areas such as information technology, technical and law are also relevant.

Graduates:
Locations are Norway (Bergen, Stavanger and Oslo), and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro).

Service management

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In Equinor we deliver administrative and technical services to our assets through a shared service model. The role of the service management (SM) function is to support the different service providers across Equinor.

The responsibilities for service management are to develop the functional strategy, develop and improve Equinor global standards, requirements and work processes within SM. We drive simplification and SM improvement initiatives across the company, monitor performance, provide advise and support.

Fields within discipline:

  • Service management strategy 
  • Customer relations and market trends 
  • Process and service management

Education and background:
Business economics or marketing are most relevant. Additional education within areas such as information technology and innovation are also relevant

Graduates:
Location is Norway (Stavanger). There will be no graduate positions in 2020.

Legal

Legal offers unique opportunities for lawyers who want to employ all sides of their legal skills, work collaboratively with industry projects and enjoy inter-disciplinary work in an international environment.

We are the competence unit for all legal matters related to the Equinor group’s business areas and corporate activities and consists of legal experts, specialists and qualified support personnel. The unit has overall responsibility for advising on all legal matters as well as ethics and anti-corruption compliance and acts as the secretariat for the corporate bodies within the Equinor Group.

Legal employees are a truly diversified group of people within Equinor, both with respect to locations, nationalities and gender. The lawyers participate actively throughout the business in preparation of negotiations, strategies, drafting of agreements, completion of projects and dispute resolution, as well as advising on ethics, anti-corruption and performing other training activities.

Education and background: 

  • Master in Law

Graduates: 
Location is Norway (Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen).