Position: Associate

Job type: Full-time

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  • Job ID- 22692
  • Country- Norway
  • Location(s)- Oslo, Stavanger
  • Company- Equinor ASA
  • Contact Name- graduaterecruitment@equinor.com
  • Workplace- Onshore
  • Discipline- Petroleum Technology
  • Education Preferred- Master’s Degree or PhD
  • Experience Preferred- Less than 2 years
  • Closing Date- Sep 5 2022

Job Description

As a graduate at Equinor, you’ll be joining 20,000 colleagues delivering oil, gas, wind and solar power to 170 million people worldwide. By 2050, we aim to become a net-zero company and deliver the energy the world needs without contributing to global warming. It’s one of the defining challenges of our time and attracting and developing the brightest minds will be critical to our success.

The programme lasts for 2-years and includes rotations of 3-12 months across functions, business areas or locations. Head over to our for a more detailed overview of what you can expect if you join us.

The position

By joining our Team you will have the opportunity to be part of the Strategy and Business Development (SBD) function which aims to bring together corporate Strategy, Business Development and M&A (mergers and acquisitions) to actively drive and shape the corporate development of Equinor and enable the company to deliver on its ambitious transformation agenda (focus Oil&Gas, accelerate Renewables, build a low carbon business).

The SBD network consists of c. 300 professionals across centralized corporate functions and within the different business areas. We are looking for candidates who will work within different parts of the SBD network, either in our centralised Business Development / M&A or Corporate Strategy organizations, which are reporting to the Equinor CFO, or in a Business Development group within the different business areas.

While specific work tasks will depend on competence profile, assignment and business needs - exposure to impactful, exciting and company shaping opportunities is guaranteed.


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture. For this position, we are also looking for-

  • Master’s degree or PhD with strong academic record within Business, Finance, Economics, or other relevant disciplines .
  • No more than two years of relevant fulltime work experience.
  • Fluent in English and preferably a second working language.
  • Extracurricular activities and/or voluntary work is an advantage.

Every role and business area requires its own specific set of skills and personal attributes. Some of the qualities and attributes we look for include-

  • An awareness of risk and a commitment to safety for yourself and those around you.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to facilitate collaboration, influence stakeholders, and contribute to a diverse and inclusive culture.
  • The flexibility to adapt to change, embrace new technology, and perform in a digitally enabled environment.
  • Demonstrating a curious mind and the ability to problem-solve, innovate, and identify new ways of delivering against our objectives.

Equinor is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all candidates who meet the educational and experience requirements, including candidates with disabilities. If you have any specific requirements for any stage in our process, then please make this clear in your application and our team will be happy to support you.

General information

Please make sure that when applying, you attach the following-

  • CV/ resume in English.
  • Transcripts of records (or other documents describing subjects and grades) in English or Scandinavian language obtained to this point during your studies. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript.

Applications submitted without these attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated.

To ensure an efficient recruitment process, please be informed that you may apply for a maximum of 3 Graduate roles per country.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

Why join us?

To succeed together, we all need to feel able to perform at our best. That’s why we offer-

  • Learning and development. Ensuring our people are always learning and developing will be essential if we want to deliver on our ambitious targets. As a graduate, this means on-the job-training and mandatory physical and virtual learning modules, work rotations, networking opportunities and access to courses offered by our Equinor university.
  • Wellness and work-life balance. Ensuring that our people feel supported, valued, and healthy is important to us. That’s why our benefits packages are designed to help you balance work and life at all stages of your career, including health insurance for your physical and mental wellbeing, a flexible working policy and a global parental leave policy.
  • An inclusive culture. An inclusive culture allows us to harness the unique experiences, knowledge and backgrounds of our 20,000 employees. Ultimately, we believe we’ll be more creative, innovative, and resilient if everyone in Equinor feels safe in bringing their whole self and their ideas to work.
  • Financial rewards. Equinor’s compensation package includes a fair cash compensation and an opportunity to join our share savings plan. In most of our locations we offer pension arrangements aiming to safeguard our employees after retirement.

For more information visit Equinor’s website-
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