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Do you want to be an Equinor apprentice?

Equinor is one of Norway’s largest apprenticeship companies with approximately 300 positions. As an apprentice with Equinor, you’ll receive high-quality professional training, along with challenging and relevant opportunities throughout your time with us. When your apprenticeship is completed, you can feel good knowing you’ll leave with valuable practical and theoretical knowledge within your trade or discipline.

The application deadline for our 2020 apprentice openings was 6 February.

(To become an apprentice in Norway, you must have completed upper secondary education in Norway in accordance with the Norwegian Education Act)

Equinor can give you vocational training 

For all apprenticeships in Norway, both onshore and offshore, the application deadline for the 2020 intake will be February 6th. The start of the apprenticeship 2020 is mid-August.

Recruitment process    


(Application deadline is 6 Feb 2020)

Please complete our digital application form, enclosing all relevant documents, such as your CV and transcript of grades. When we have received your application, a confirmation will be sent to your provided email address.


Candidates invited to the recruitment day will be asked to come to our offices at Sandsli in Bergen. The recruitment days will take place in  March. The invited candidates will be asked to allow half a day for interview, a joint presentation about Equinor, and a tour of our digital lab. You will be invited to attend the morning or afternoon session of this event.


Apprenticeship employment offer letters will be sent out after the recruitment days – from mid-March and onwards. Candidates that do not make it through the screening will get information about this on an ongoing basis through the whole recruitment process.

Meet our apprentices

Meet five of our new apprentices who share their expectations of the apprenticeship!

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Useful information

Equinor offers both onshore and offshore apprenticeships. If you find an apprenticeship that is suited for you, simply send your application electronically.

We require good grades and a good school attendance record. You must have an approved learning process from VG2 or VG3. We are looking for individuals who are conscientious and work well in teams.

If you are offered an apprenticeship with Equinor, a written training contract will be set up between you, the company and the county authority (Fylkeskommunen). You will get an instructor who, together with the technical supervisor, will be responsible for the training. The instructor will help you get acquainted with the work environment and colleagues.

Remember – we are looking for apprentices that take an active part both socially and professionally. Practical work combined with theoretical understanding is essential to making the apprenticeship successful.

What’s it like being an apprentice?

The apprenticeship lasts from 18—30 months, depending on trade.

Accommodation and pay
If you qualify for student grants for living away from home, we will provide you with accommodation. Apprentices will be compensated based on a standard pay scale.  

Job opportunities
Upon completed apprenticeship you may apply for a job at Equinor, but we do not guarantee that you will get one. That is because we recruit more apprentices than the company itself needs, thus giving more people the opportunity to qualify for a certificate of apprenticeship. 

Map of Norway showing city locations

Our apprentices work at the Mongstad refinery, the Kollsnes processing plant and the Sture terminal (all near Bergen), the processing plant at Kårstø near Stavanger, our industrial facility at Tjeldbergodden near Kristiansund, the Snøhvit plant outside Hammerfest, in addition to at the research centres in Trondheim and in Porsgrunn. Some of the apprentices work on Equinor-operated installations on the Norwegian continental shelf. 



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At the 2019 Universum awards, Equinor was ranked the most attractive employer among Norwegian technology students for the 23rd year running. Universum Awards surveyed 14,500 students at 26 Norwegian universities and colleges before making this year’s awards. Equinor achieved second place with economics students and fifth for IT in this year’s survey.

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