NGI for students
NGI, as a centre of expertise, wishes to have continuous access to newly qualified candidates. Each year around 10–15 students are offered traineeships at NGI. The majority of students come from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Oslo. Through summer jobs, many students gain experience of field, laboratory, research and design assignments. Most NGI employees with a geotechnical background have trained at universities in relevant specialist fields. Around one third of them have PhDs.
NGI will help provide assistance and guidance with project papers and master theses. A summer job and/or project paper/master thesis provides a good starting point for subsequent permanent employment at NGI. NGI's specialist expertise within different niches of geosciences means that you will have the opportunity to collaborate and hone ideas among the best in the field.
NGI as a future employer
NGI actively recruits students and newly qualified individuals with geotechnical and geoscientific backgrounds. Summer jobs, project papers and master theses in collaboration with NGI also pave the way for NGI being a potential future employer.
Geotechnics – what is it?
Geotechnics is an engineering discipline that deals with the properties of soil and rock from a construction-technical perspective, as well as the assessment of stability and risk of landslides, rock fall and avalanches. See also film on geotechnics at the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering's (ISSMGE) website, with a description of geotechnics.
"Soil" in this context refers to soil settlements and sediments. From a scientific perspective, geotechnics has much to do with defining the soil's strength and deformation properties. Clay, silt, sand, rock and snow are important materials in geotechnics. Geotechnics includes specialist fields such as soil and rock mechanics, geophysics, hydrogeology and associated disciplines such as geology. Geotechnics and engineering geology are specialisations within the discipline of construction engineering.