Meet our trainees
Laurens, Trainee Procurement
“I like being challenged. Getting out of my comfort zone is something that motivates me.”
Why did you choose the Statkraft International Trainee Programme?
My background is in Industrial Engineering and Supply Chain Management and I worked as a Demand Planner in the Netherlands. When I moved to Norway, I decided to take this opportunity – and I have never looked back since. I would never trade this experience for a regular job anywhere else. I love my job and don’t see it as work.
I like being challenged. If things stay the same for too long, I get bored. Getting out of my comfort zone is something that motivates me.
Tell us about your trainee experience so far!
I've done amazing things, from working in remote locations in the mountains of Norway to attending high-level conferences.
My first rotation was in Category Management where I helped set up of procurement strategies for hydro power in Norway at a high strategic level. My second role was within Project Procurement where I did selection and evaluation of suppliers and tenders as well as contract management with follow-up of project-related challenges.
Currently I work for the international team in Florianópolis, Brazil, on the bid evaluation for a big solar farm to be build. This is the best thing!
Any learning that will be useful in your future career?
I didn't know any Norwegian before I moved. But since I work with Norwegian hydropower, I pushed myself to learn the language. It has opened many opportunities professionally.
Meet some of our trainees
16 months. 3 different rotational experiences. 1 amazing opportunity.
Statkraft's trainee programme is a unique entry point into the world of renewables. During your time as a trainee, you will work on some of the toughest challenges within the energy sector, collaborate with some of the smartest minds in the industry, be offered world-class development and learning opportunities and be part of an exclusive network of ambitious young talents from across the world. Have we caught your attention yet?
We're curious to meet you
If you are curious about the future of renewable energy, will finish your degree by next summer and are passionate about the green energy transition – we want to hear from you!
This year we are offering trainee positions across a variety of business areas including finance, strategy, engineering, information technology, trading or in our corporate staff area. Have a look at our openings and apply to the position that best suits your experience or raises your interest the most.
Ready to power a brighter future?
The recruitment activities for our Europe-wide (ex-Norway) trainee positions will start in December 2023 and we encourage you to come back to check them out. For positions in Norway our recruitment season just ended but we will be recruiting again in late summer/fall 2024.