Frequently asked questions: careers

We've compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions related to career opportunities and our recruitment process. Our FAQs aim to provide clarity and transparency, helping you make informed decisions about your professional journey with us.

Questions about our database.

  1. How can I apply for a vacancy?
    To apply for a job at Staatsolie, simply navigate to our job search database. Staatsolie uses a cloud-based database. Interested individuals can create an account in it and be the first to be informed about all job vacancies.

  2. Is there an e-mail address I can apply to aside from the database?
    We exclusively accept applications through our database.  

  3. Is there an option where I can physically submit my resume and cover letter?
    Regrettably, we do not accept physical submissions of resumes or cover letters. All applications must be submitted through our database.

  4. How can I verify that my resume has been received when applying through the database?
    Upon submitting your application through the database, you will receive an email confirmation acknowledging the receipt of your resume.

  5. What should I do if I search for a job and no results are displayed?
    If there are currently no job openings matching your search criteria, we recommend uploading your resume to our database. This ensures we have your information on file for future opportunities.
    Please keep in mind that in addition to registering in the database, you will still need to apply separately if you are interested in a job vacancy.

  6. Will I always receive a reply?
    While we strive to respond to all applicants, it’s important to understand that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may not be able to reply to every application individually. However, if your application aligns with our current job openings and requirements, you can anticipate receiving a response as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.


Other Questions

  1. What should I expect in terms of the interview process?
    In the application process, you can expect that there will first be a pre-screening. If you pass this phase, you will be invited for an interview. It is possible that there are multiple interview rounds. Additionally, an assessment and a medical examination are part of the selection process.

  2. What career opportunities are available at Staatsolie?
    Staatsolie offers diverse career paths across engineering, finance, geoscience, commercial and business, human resources, information technology, law, operations, governance and communication, and safety, health, and environmental roles.

  3. Does Staatsolie offer internships?
    Yes, we offer internship opportunities for both orientation internships and graduation placements. For more information, you can contact us via

  4. How much does Staatsolie pay?
    To ensure transparency and confidentiality, we share these details directly with applicants during the recruitment process. When determining salaries, we take into account various factors such as job requirements, level of experience, and responsibilities.

  5. Do I need a degree to work at Staatsolie?
    Educational requirements vary by position. Specific degree requirements can be found in the job descriptions in our database.

  6. Do I need to have work experience to work at Staatsolie?
    Work experience requirements depend on the role. Some positions may require relevant experience, while others may be open to entry-level candidates.