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Our corporate graduate programme:

a global career kick start

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. We offer a two-year programme with on-the-job learning based on rotations of varying length and scope, according to professional area. This programme is the start of your journey, from being a student to becoming a professional. You will get challenging and meaningful tasks that correspond with your interest and our company’s business needs.


Our ideal candidates hold a Master’s degree or PhD with no more than two years of relevant fulltime work experience. We prefer that you be fluent in English, as well as a second working language. International work or study experience (in addition to native country) is preferred.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Graduate recruitment update

The COVID-19 pandemic and global market conditions make this is a very challenging time for our industry, Equinor included. We are working hard to mitigate the impact of these challenges on our employees, our partners and the communities we serve.?Unfortunately this has caused some disruption to our external recruitment processes.

Please continue to check this page for specific updates on the status of our 2021 graduate programme.

We’d like to thank you for your interest in Equinor and we hope you stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

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.?


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. You can also use your?LinkedIn-profile?for registration.?


(Continuously after start application period)
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: 70?minutes.?


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:?20 minutes.?


?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. Successful candidates will receive an invitation (including all necessary details) for either a morning or afternoon session (duration approx. four hours).


(After recruitment days)
Decision of offer and background check of candidates. Please note that background check is required for candidates accepting our offer.?

Meet our graduates

Christina Khayat
Strategy and Innovation

John Phillips

Bita Nikzad
People and Leadership?

What to expect from your time with us

Our graduate programme is your chance to gain real-world experience within the energy industry, while getting your foot in the door for possible employment at a leading global company. From assignments that put you in the middle of the action to virtual sessions, you’ll develop a true understanding of the business we work in. We’ll also provide you with networking opportunities and opportunities to meet your personal goals and interests, while you help Equinor meet its own business needs.

Our graduate programme lasts two years and you can choose from several disciplines and locations. As a graduate in Equinor you will be a permanent employee from day one. You will have a structured learning and networking plan and will be assigned your own mentor and buddy. You can expect to rotate to another area and/or work location within the company during this time.


Our graduates work within different disciplines throughout the company.


Universum Awards 2020

Most popular in our class


At the 2020 Universum student survey, Equinor was ranked the most attractive employer among Norwegian technology students for the 24th year running! We achieved 2nd place with business students and 3rd for IT in this year’s survey. Universum surveyed 13,100 students at 26 Norwegian universities and colleges before announcing this year’s winners.