Searching work in Bergen

Interested in applying your cultural competencies within an international Norwegian company? Bergen is a region with international connections and international companies that may offer opportunities for work in Norway or abroad. You can explore the "Industries in Bergen" section below to start searching for a good fit. 

Not all companies post vacanicies in online classifieds; it may be helpful to identify the companies you are most interested in working with and monitor their website or Facebook page regularly to look for vacancies. 

Industries in Bergen

Energy Sector

The energy sector is the largest employer in the Bergen area and includes businesses involved in oil and gas, renewable energy, and subsea technology.

Oil and Gas:

Read more about the Oil and Gas industry in Bergen.

A selection of Subsea companies in Bergen:

  • TechnipFMC
  • Aker Solutions
  • OneSubsea

Read more about Subsea businesses in Bergen.

Tourism Sector

Many non-Norwegians work at Fisketorget (the Fish Market) or the shops within Bryggen. It may be worthwhile to personally visit one of these businesses to inquire about seasonal openings.

Cruise ship companies often need employees for directing passengers and assisting with excursions while ships are docked. Many cruise ships visit Bergen seasonally, including: Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise lines, Holland America line, Regent Seven Seas, MSC Cruise lines, Carnival Cruise Line, Oceania Cruise lines, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, Thomson Cruises, Windstar, Aida, Costa Cruises, Saga Cruises, and P&O Cruises. 

You may also wish to search for positions among businesses that provide tours and activities locally such as Fjord ToursBergen SegwayHop on – Hop off BusBergen Jogging ExperienceTours NorwayNorthern Exposure.

You may want to take a look at the Visit Bergen website to look for other local businesses in the tourism industry.

Read more about tourism in Bergen.

Marine Sector

Bergen is home to a number of leading seafood companies and marine science research. Some of the international seafood companies in the Bergen area include:

Read more about aquaculture in Bergen.

A selection of organisations related to Marine Science:

Media and Technology sector

Technological development is occurring at the intersection between media and information and communication technologies. Bergen's media and technology industry is at the forefront of this progress, housing companies in and beyond the following fields:

  • Virtual reality 
  • Augmented reality 
  • Real-time 3D graphics
  • Immersive graphics
  • Interactive TV 

A few of the organisations within Bergen's Media and Technology industry include:

Read more about media and technology in Bergen.

Various industries are flourishing in Bergen, including companies addressing clean technology solutions for Maritime, design thinking in ocean industries, shipping, and marine research and development

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