Record number of applicants to Aker BP

Interest in working for Aker BP has reached record levels: 1,721 people have applied for summer jobs this year, more than one thousand more than last year.

“This shows that young people still see major career opportunities within oil and gas,” says People Development Manager Brit Tone Bergman.

The sharp increase in applicants for summer jobs confirms a trend towards record-breaking interest in securing a job in Aker BP.

Last year, the company received 1,400 applications for 10 graduate positions, an increase of 35 per cent from the previous year. And there were more than 800 applicants for 11 apprentice positions, primarily offshore. That’s also a record.

“It’s interesting and gratifying to note that so many young people want to take their first career steps into our industry, even during such unstable times and with the discussions under way all around us. We need the brightest minds, and we need a broad and diverse workforce in order to deliver on our ambitious strategy,” says Bergman about the applicant bonanza to Aker BP.

42 positions

Aker BP advertised a total of 42 positions within a broad range of disciplines ranging from geo and process disciplines to digitalisation, risk management, project management, drilling and wells, logistics, finance and commercial analysis. Some of the positions had nearly 150 applicants.

All of the applicants will be screened, and relevant candidates will undergo interviews before the selected candidates receive offers of summer jobs.

Key role

Bergman emphasises that young people who choose the oil and gas industry will have an opportunity to make significant contributions, also to the energy transition:

“Those who start work for us will contribute to create considerable values that will also benefit the broader Norwegian society. At the same time, we work hard to reduce discharges and emissions from our activities, and we contribute to develop new technology and new digital solutions. We are a part of the solution to the climate challenges the world is facing, and Aker BP wants to be at the forefront of transitioning the industry,” says Bergman.

Aker BP’s ambition is to take a leading role in transforming the industry to become safer, more efficient, and more environmentally-friendly. The cleanest oil and gas in the world will be produced in Norway.

In the transition to using more sustainable energy, Aker BP plays a key role by reducing its own emissions, supporting the development of green technologies, returning value creation and sharing knowledge and technological solutions.

“As one of the most active and forward-looking companies on the Norwegian shelf, Aker BP is uniquely positioned to play an important role in the green transition. We empower our employees, so they have an opportunity to have an impact on this development, and to make a difference,” Bergman adds.

Rapidly growing company

Aker BP is the operator of the Alvheim, Ivar Aasen, Skarv, Ula and Valhall field centres, and is a partner in the Johan Sverdrup field.

The company has serious growth ambitions, and plans to invest nearly NOK 135 billion on the Norwegian shelf over the next eight years. This will greatly increase our production in the years to come.

Aker BP will also contribute significant values to society at large in the form of taxes over the next several years;

  • Given an average oil price of 50 dollars leading up to 2028, we estimate that we will pay about 60 billion Norwegian kroner in tax.
  • Given an average oil price of 65 dollars, we estimate that we will pay 110 billion kroner in tax over the same period.