To get your career off to a good start, join a Group open to the world that is developing the energies of tomorrow. Through internships, work-study programs or VIE positions, collaborate on game-changing projects that will give your career wings.
4 great reasons to start your career with us
Help us tackle the energy challenges of tomorrow
Looking for meaningful projects and the opportunity to play an active role in energy transition? As a major energy player in over 130 countries, we tackle every day the big challenges of tomorrow's world: meeting the energy needs of a growing population, climate change, new ways of consumption. This means concrete projects: exploring the bio-energies route in the Netherlands, building solar power plants in South Africa and Japan, rebooting gas cooperation in Iran, developing new electricity storage technologies in France. Our mission is to supply cleaner and more available energy to the greatest number of people while complying with the highest safety standards. By starting your career with us, you will contribute actively to our goal of becoming the responsible energy major.
Get the most out of your first experience
Starting with Total means taking the first steps in your career with the certainty that this first experience will be valued and recognized throughout the world. As an oil and gas producer for almost a century, we are today one of the world's main energy players, including in solar power and natural gas. By joining us you will have the opportunity to develop key skills through cross-functional collaboration in multicultural teams.
Start your career in the international arena
Like the 5 million students who take a study year abroad every year, you may dream of gaining experience in a foreign country. The Total Group operates on every continent and can therefore offer many international career opportunities. For instance, you can join us in the framework of a VIE position or the Young Graduate Program.
98% of students recommend the Total experience
Total is a great company for starting your professional life! 98% of students questioned by « Meilleures-entreprises » said they were satisfied with their experience in the Group. What pleased them the most? The projects, the international dimension, the compensation and the quality of management.
V.I.E: how it works
Volontariat International en Entreprise, or V.I.E, is a 12 to 24-month mission for young graduates in one of our foreign subsidiaries. It covers all our professions, whether technical, commercial or support functions (Geosciences, Oil Installations, Refineries, HSE, Human Resources, Logistics, Finance, Marketing, etc.).
V.I.E positions bring two advantages: they offer young graduates a unique experience while at the same time strengthening our operational teams across the world. In 2016, 267 volunteers took up positions in 68 subsidiaries in 46 different countries, including the USA, Germany, Congo, the United Arab Emirates, Norway, and Singapore.
To take advantage of a V.I.E. contract with us, you need to have a 5-year higher education diploma and French or European Economic Area (EU plus Iceland, Liechenstein and Norway) nationality. You can then simply apply for one of our V.I.E. positions online!
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