Trainee programmes

Different trainee programmes require different competencies

DNV trainees at the Veritas centre (Høvik, near Oslo)

DNV wants to attract, retain and develop our employees in order to meet our strong technical and commercial position. One way to do this is through our trainee programmes.

The philosophy behind the trainee programmes is to recruit and train  candidates in their fields of expertise. These highly qualified young employees strengthen DNV’s network of global expertise. 

Please note that the trainee programmes don’t start every year. However, in DNV you will have the same opportunity for development, career move and network building as being a trainee.


DNV recruits graduates in a broad range of areas

The trainee opportunities on offer vary from year to year, based on market conditions and DNVs current needs. Today our trainee opportunities include:

  • Technical Trainee Norway – Maritime Class (18 months duration)
  • Maritime Trainee Programme (Norway – coordinated by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association Rederiforbundet) (18 months duration)


Are you ready for a challenge? 

We look for individuals with a strong desire for an international career within DNV. You should be proactive, curious, and eager to learn, have an open mind and keen interest in problem solving. In addition, having an open, positive attitude and working as a team player is vital.

The programmes on offer each year vary based on market conditions. Our trainee programmes start in late August/beginning of September, with application deadlines usually in February each year. Follow DNV on LinkedIn or set up an alert in our job application portal to stay up to date with the trainee programmes on offer.