Earn your Telenor Degree

A selection of our online education programmes is made available to assist those who find themselves either temporarily or permanently unemployed in Norway due to COVID-19.

Written: May 2020

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“The Telenor Academy programmes we share will give you a good insight into and basic skills within new and future-focused competence areas. We believe more companies will look for competencies like these when considering future candidates. When you complete a learning programme you earn a Telenor Degree, which can help you stand out positively in future hiring processes,” says Joakim Slørstad, SVP of Learning and Development at Telenor Group.

Empowering through training

The different competency areas covered in the learning programmes are automation and process, data and analytics, cyber security, agile ways of work, and digital marketing. As long as you meet the application criteria, you can apply for a learning license to start your online training.

“Telenor’s ambition is to empower societies. Now that many are facing difficult times, and the need to prepare for the reopening and rebuilding of our society is pressing, we want to contribute with opening up certain parts of our online education programmes to those who find themselves either permanently or temporarily out of work because of COVID-19,” says Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor Group.

Useful and manageable

Online upskilling is a method of training Telenor employees have embraced over the last years.

“In addition to serving customers with telecommunication services, Telenor values learning and competence development, so we are constantly making efforts to develop new and critical digital skills for our employees through online training. In 2018, we launched the ongoing 40 Hour Challenge to encourage employees to spend at least 40 hours every year to learn new skills. Both in 2018 and 2019 we achieved the target, which tells me that online training and upskilling are something people find both useful and manageable,” says Slørstad.