Publisert: 05.08.22

Graduate 2023 - Safety And Sustainability

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 careers site for a more detailed overview of what you can expect if you join us.

The position

By joining our team in Safety and Sustainability you will have the opportunity to:

  • Join a highly skilled and professional global network in Safety and Sustainability and help Equinor achieve strategic goals.
  • Work relentlessly to safeguard people and assets and improve our safety performance and culture across all our business areas.
  • Engage in improvement initiatives and functional excellence.
  • Work relentlessly within our climate, environment and sustainability sector to ensure compliance and reduce our environmental footprint across all our business areas.
  • Be part of a highly skilled health & working environment function with our corporate doctors and nurses.
  • Contribute to ensure we have a highly skilled and prepared emergency preparedness function trained to handle a crisis situation.
  • Work with governance, assurance and risk management within our area of responsibility.

Our strategy Always Safe, High Value and Low Carbon positions us to deliver long term value in a low carbon future.

Safety is our first priority. We believe that all accidents related to people, environment and assets can be prevented. The goal of zero injuries has become a part of how we think and work, with a strong focus on continuous improvement.

The role of the SSU organization is to enable strategy realisation, safeguard the company, drive performance and set corporate standards for a safe, secure and sustainable global business.

You may find yourself working within the following sectors of our discipline in our global competence centre:

  • Safety
  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Governance, Assurance and Risk
  • Health and Working Environment
  • Security, Crisis and Continuity Management
  • Excellence services

Today we work mostly with oil and gas projects, but we are in a transition and building momentum to support our growing global renewable business.

Our graduates will support Equinor operations where needed on a wide range of tasks, supporting all our business areas, providing excellent possibilities for networking and personal development.

We are seeking highly motivated and skilled graduates to take part in this very exciting development and journey to shape our future.

We are proud of our history, and we are proud of the ambitions we have as a company.  If you want to make a difference, we recommend you to join our team. The range of current initiatives across our company is impressing and should provide a high level of motivation.

We will get there together with all our partners.


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 relevant studies such as technical, social and economic disciplines, (i.e. process safety, technical safety, sustainability, environment, risk management, renewables, petroleum, mechanical, material, IT, marine biology, chemistry, psychology, legal, etc.).
  • 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.

Om Equinor

We're Equinor, an international energy company committed to long-term value creation in a low-carbon future. We’re the largest oil and gas operator in Norway, one of the world’s largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables.

Our programmes
Graduates -You've worked hard for your education, now you're ready to put your learning into action on the first step in your career. As a graduate at Equinor, that means contributing to one of the most important challenges of our time – the energy transition. Learn more about our graduate programme at
Summer interns -The need to meet an increasing demand for energy in a more sustainable way is one of the biggest challenges facing humankind today. Every business area, team and project in Equinor plays a role in delivering this mission, and our summer internship is no different. Learn more about our internship programme at

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