StatoilHydro ranked most attractive employer

May 15, 2008, 10:29 CEST

Tone Rognstad (left), director of profiling and recruiting in StatoilHydro, received the Universum award on behalf of StatoilHydro, together with trainee Marit Roalsø Sirevåg. (Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum)

This emerged from surveys conducted by Universum Communication. Every year the independent company asks college students with backgrounds in technology, business and IT which companies they would most like to work for.

“StatoilHydro scores high in areas important to students, especially in the areas of the environment, corporate social responsibility and ethics. These areas mean a lot for students’ choice of employer this year”, says Carlo Duraturo, head of Universum’s Nordic operations.

Previously, Statoil was the preferred employer of business students for the past eleven years, while technology students ranked it number one for the past six years.

In this year’s survey, 320,000 students from 31 countries took part. Norwegian students accounted for 5,400 of them.

“We are very pleased that we have once again been voted the most popular employer among business and technology students at a time when the competition for talent is keen. This is also a recognition of the efforts of all who work at StatoilHydro. They are our most important ambassadors, helping to create a company with challenging work assignments and a high level of integrity”, says Jens R. Jenssen, StatoilHydro's senior vice president for Human Resources.

“Our industry needs to solve a number of exciting challenges in the years to come. For us to succeed in our long-term ambitions it is crucial for us to be attractive as an employer among students,” Jenssen adds.