Specifies KONGSBERG as a dream employer

KONGSBERG is back in second place over Norway's most attractive employers for engineering students. Popularity is also increasing among women.

The recruitment company Universum conducts an annual student survey at 26 Norwegian educational institutions. More than 13,000 students have been asked to rank different companies by attractiveness.

KONGSBERG is ranked on second place among engineering students, beaten only by Equinor who has topped the list for a number of years. When female engineering students are asked to pitch their preferred employers, KONGSBERG comes in 10th place, up two places from last year.

Also among the IT students, KONGSBERG moves up in the ranking to a 10 place. Here, knowledge of KONGSBERG is increasing, and more than 8 out of 10 IT students state that they know the company.

“It is absolutely fantastic to be back in second place in this award from the Universum. Its very nice to get payed for the hard work that is put in by KONGSBERG employees,” says Anne Gro Kjørstad in Group HR.

«This good position is thanks to our department managers and young employees who are out promoting KONGSBERG. It is also very nice to see that we have increased support among women. We have invested a great deal in promoting ourselves to girls and we are working to increase the proportion of women in KONGSBERG. Then it's extra cheerful that we climb as a dream employer for female students of technology as well,” says Kjørstad.

If we break the survey down to sites of study, the figures show that KONGSBERG is the first choice among engineering students at NTNU Ålesund. In second place at the University of Southeast Norway and the University of Tromsø. At NTNU in Trondheim, KONGSBERG is ranked 3rd among the dream employers of engineering students.


Hans Petter Blokkum, Executive Vice President for HR & Safety, is very pleased with this year's results and commends the great work and cooperation in the Employer Branding Forum, where all KONGSBERG business units are represented.

“This is a good example of the importance of "ONE KONGSBERG",” concludes Hans Petter Blokkum.

 Facts Universum Student Survey 2020

Main field period: January 2020 - March 2020

Total number of respondents: 13,166 students

4019 economists

3390 engineers

1075 IT

692 lawyers

2265 humanists

Number of educational institutions: 26

Target group: Norwegian students with higher education