No. 1 most attractive employer

GDF SUEZ E&P Norge AS was today awarded the topmost ranking of Scouting’s Annual Employer Brand Award 2010.

Photo: Trond Sørås

Head of HR, Magnar Støle, and Advisor Resource Management, Aina Skretting Østrått, received the award on behalf of GDF SUEZ E&P Norge today. Photo: Trond Sørås

- We are thankful and proud to be awarded this prize which emphasizes our achievement to be an attractive employer within the oil and gas industry. We started out ten years ago and during this decade 50 new players have entered the Norwegian continental shelf. Today we are one of eight production field operators. Not only do we attract well qualified employees to challenging tasks, but we manage to keep them in our team and thereby have a low turnover. This builds the basis that will assure growth in the company in accordance with our long term goals. This award will be shared among our many talented leaders and employees in GDF SUEZ, stated Magnar Støle, Head of Human Resources in GDF SUEZ E&P Norge AS while receiving the award.

The Annual Employer Brand Award is given by the recruiting and headhunting agency Scouting. This is the third year the award is given, and GDF SUEZ was ranked first in 2008, second in 2009 and now first in 2010. The award is based on response from 1000 experienced professionals and executives among the operators and licensees on the Norwegian continental shelf.

- I believe there are several elements that contribute to the very good score of GDF SUEZ. First of all you managed to become the first among the gas companies to take a strategic move to also become an exploration & production company, and this has enabled you to achieve an interesting portfolio. In addition you have a very much respected Norwegian leader. And at last GDF SUEZ now offer interesting job opportunities within all the parts of the value chain, said Knut Øritsland, Managing Director of Scouting AS.

The company ranked second among all was Lundin Petroleum while Wintershall was ranked third. The award for the most attractive Norwegian start-up company was awarded Agora oil & gas.