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Our corporate graduate programme

Are you a student in your final year, or a recent Master or Ph.d. graduate? Join our Corporate Graduate Programme and contribute to shaping the future of energy. 


Application period for our 2019 graduate positions expired 19 October.

Our graduate recruitment process    

To help you understand how our graduate recruitment process works, here’s an outline of what you can expect from your dialogue with us throughout the process. 


1. Online application: 
(From 30 August until application deadline)
Complete the online application form and fill in your personal details. Attach relevant documents, for instance your CV, diplomas and recent transcripts. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point. If you prefer, you can use your LinkedIn-profile for registration. 


2. Online assessment:
If you are moved to the next step, you will be asked to complete an online assessment which consist of numerical, logical, situational, and personality tests. The test should be completed no later than 48 hours after you receive the invitation. Estimated duration of tests: 40 minutes 


3. Video interview:
If you are successful in your online assessment, you will be invited to a digital interview. It’s a self-recorded video interview that you can perform from your smartphone or computer from any location with a stable internet connection. You’ll be asked some questions, get some time to prepare your answer, and then a time slot to record your response. The recording can only be done once, so we advise you to use the allotted preparation time well. The video interview can be completed at your earliest convenience, but no later than 48 hours after you receive the invitation. Estimated duration of the interview: 25 minutes. 


4. Recruitment day:
(From 25 October until first week of December.)
If you are successful, you will be invited to the final stage of our graduate recruitment process, the Recruitment day. It takes place at one of our offices and this is your chance to meet us, as well as other candidates. You’ll get an invite for either a morning or afternoon session (approx. 4 hours), and you will receive more information in the mail invite.


5. Offer and background check: 
(From November to December.)
Decision of offer and background check of candidates. This step in our recruitment process is mandatory, and could take some time — however we aim to keep in touch with relevant candidates.

Meet our graduates

Christina Khayat
Graduate Strategy and Innovation in Equinor

John Phillips,
Graduate Geology in Equinor 

Bita Nikzad
Graduate People and Leadership in Equinor

Here’s what to expect from your time with us

We offer an introduction to Equinor and the energy industry. You will be given physical and virtual learning sessions focusing on network building, individual development and an understanding of the business we work in. We offer challenging and meaningful tasks and an opportunity to work with your own goals and interests that correspond with Equinor’s business needs. We are a values-based company where empowered people collaborate to shape the future of energy.

Our programme lasts two years and you can choose from several disciplines and locations amongst the positions advertised. You can expect to rotate to another area and/or work location within the company during this time. 

A mentor will be assigned to you and will follow you throughout the programme, and a buddy will support you at each work location.

We offer a broad range of disciplines to choose from


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. Choose from the following:


Did you know...?

May 2018: Equinor has been ranked as the most attractive employer by technology students for the 22nd year in a row—also achieving high rankings with economics and IT students. 

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.

“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,” says head of learning and development, Andreas Holst.

Torbjørn S. Folgerø, chief digital officer in Equinor, received a special climbers award for this progress among IT students.