Wintershall Norge received over 6000 applicationsWintershall Norge launched a bigger recruitment campaign last month and it was an overwhelming success, attracting more than 6000 applications for 70 positions.
The biggest interest was the offshore position of “deck operator” which attracted 1 200 applications for just two positions.
“This is absolutely amazing numbers for us at Wintershall. A lot of the applicants have the right competence and expertise that we are looking for. We are already well underway with the work to sort out the right candidates,” says HR Manager, Tone Samuelsen.
New office in Bergen
The Wintershall recruitment campaign, which involved advertisements in national and local newspapers and billboards around Stavanger and Bergen, follows the asset swap deal signed with Statoil last October. As part of the deal, Wintershall will take over a proportion of Statoil’s shares in the producing fields of Vega and Gjøa, as well as its 32.7 per cent share of Brage. Pending regulatory approval, Wintershall will also take over operatorship of the Brage field in October and run the operation from Bergen.
The takeover means that Wintershall Norge will grow from around 270 people today to approximately 500 by the end of the year. A large majority of the existing Statoil employees on the Brage project have already agreed to transfer to Wintershall. The rapid expansion of the workforce will be accommodated by a new office in Bergen due to open in the autumn.
“We are really looking forward to getting new colleagues in Stavanger, Bergen and not least Brage,” says Samuelsen.
Alv Bjørn Solheim, Wintershall Norge head of production operations says: “The response on the recruitment campaign has been enormous. We are now working to build a Wintershall operation around Brage, and that so many wants to join us is great.”
Wintershall Norge will have a new recruitment campaign in august. You can find more information on Wintershall.no/careers.