FAQ

Below we have gathered answers to frequently asked questions, both general and specific for the international trainee programme, summer project and thesis collaboration.

General

How do I apply for a job in Statkraft?

All open positions in Statkraft are announced on our website. If you find anything of interest, we ask that you apply directly. To ensure that each candidate is given a comprehensive and fair assessment, we only accept applications uploaded via our online application form.

If you don’t find any suitable vacant positions, you can subscribe to upcoming positions so that you receive a message once a relevant position is announced. You can register and subscribe to upcoming positions here.

How does Statkraft’s recruitment process work?

The recruitment process in Statkraft is straight forward, transparent and fair. We advertise our vacancies on www.statkraft.com/career and in our social media channels.

All applications, CVs and necessary certificates must be submitted online. Please note that attachments should be in the same language as the job advertisement.

Once you submit your application, the following will happen:

  1. Once Statkraft has received your application, you will receive an e-mail confirming your application.
  2. A recruiter will handle your application once the application deadline has passed.
  3. If you are a suitable candidate, you will be invited to a first interview. There may be several rounds of interviews before the selection process is completed. Interviews may also include a psychometric test, an occupational personality test and/or a case. During the interview(s), Statkraft wants to get to know you, but it’s also important that you get the opportunity to find out whether Statkraft is the right fit for you.
  4. The selected candidate will receive an offer from us, and the remaining candidates will be notified that the position has been filled.

Do you offer internships?

Statkraft offers internships based on internal demand. All internships in Statkraft are announced on our website. If you find anything of interest, please apply directly via the advertisement.

Statkraft also offers a summer project for students. The summer project runs over 8 weeks, usually from mid-June to mid-August each year. All students who are in their 2nd to 5th year can apply for the summer project, and we usually hire 6-8 candidates. Read more about the summer project here.

Do you offer part-time jobs for students?

Statkraft offers part-time jobs for students based on internal demand. All part-time jobs in Statkraft are announced on our website. If you find anything of interest, please apply directly via the advertisement.

What language should the cover letter and CV be in?

The cover letter and CV should be in the same language as the text in the job advertisement.

Is it a requirement to speak Norwegian?

Statkraft’s work language is English, so it is not a requirement to speak Norwegian. However, certain positions may require proficiency in Norwegian or other languages, but this will be stated clearly in the job advertisement.

Trainees

When do you publish the trainee positions, and where can I find them?

The trainee positions are announced around September/October each year. All the trainee positions will be published on our website.

Who can apply for the trainee programme in Statkraft?

The general requirements for applying to the trainee programme:

  • You have a master’s degree with good results
  • You are a positive team player who enjoys collaborating with others
  • You are looking for a steep learning curve
  • You are enthusiastic, take joy in your work and want to be part of the further development of Statkraft
  • You are flexible in terms of tasks and mobility

You will find more detailed information about who we are looking for and the specific requirements in the respective trainee job advertisements.

What does the programme involve?

  • The objective of the Statkraft trainee programme is to develop experts within our focus areas, while giving them a general understanding of how the entire operation and value chain works
  • Our one-year programme entails three different work rotations, of which at least one will be abroad
  • The programme is tailored to the trainee’s background and the unit’s competence needs
  • There will be held regular courses and joint sessions where the trainee group meets

How many trainees do you hire each year?

Statkraft usually hires between 5-8 trainees each year. The trainee positions vary each year, depending on demand from Statkraft’s different business areas.

When is the deadline for applying to the trainee programme and when does the programme start?

The deadline for applying depends on when the trainee positions are posted. However, the deadline will always be stated clearly in the job advertisements and is usually in October/November. The trainee programme usually starts on September 1st. It’s possible to start the program earlier in agreement with the relevant department/contact person.

Is it possible to apply for more than one position?

Yes, you can apply to several positions that are relevant for you.

Will the trainee programme give me a permanent position?

Yes, the trainees are permanently employed in specific positions, where they will continue to work after having completed the 1-year trainee period.

Is it a requirement to speak Norwegian?

As Statkraft’s work language is English it is not a requirement to speak Norwegian. However, certain positions may require proficiency in Norwegian or other languages, but this will be stated clearly in the job advertisement. 

Can I work in another country?

The trainee programme consists of three rotations, where we highly recommend having at least one job rotation abroad. 

Summer project

When do you publish the summer project positions and where can I find them?

The summer project is announced in the spring each year, usually around March. The summer project positions will be published on our website.

Who can apply for the summer project in Statkraft?

All students who are in their 2nd to 5th year of study can apply for the summer project.

What is the purpose of the summer project?

The summer project is an initiative hosted by Statkraft each year which includes candidates from different academic and cultural backgrounds. The candidates will be working intensively together as a team on topics that are relevant and important to Statkraft. You can read more about the summer project and previous projects here.

How many do you hire for the summer project each year?

Statkraft usually hires 6-8 candidates for the summer project each year.

When is the summer project period, and how long does it last?

The summer project period runs over 8 weeks, usually from mid-June to mid-August.

Is the summer project based in Norway?

The placement for the summer project depends on the project. Examples of previous placements; Oslo, New Delhi and Düsseldorf.

Is it a requirement to speak Norwegian?

As an international company, Statkraft’s work language is English. We recruit summer students from universities across the world, so Norwegian is not a requirement.

Thesis collaboration

Can I write my master’s thesis in collaboration with Statkraft?

Several students have written their master’s thesis in collaboration with us, and we always welcome great ideas. If you are interested in doing so, we advise you to contact HR Advisor Amanda Marie Lund, Amanda.Lund@statkraft.com and provide an executive summary with detailed information about your topic, the area of Statkraft you wish to collaborate with, and the timeframe that you are working within.

Please note that due to a heavy volume of requests, it’s not always possible for us to respond to every request and find suitable advisors.

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