Talisman Energy Inc.

Across Canada
Student Employment Program

Student Employment Program

All students work with a team of professionals, making real contributions toward achieving company goals and objectives.

We offer a rewarding work environment where students benefit from the following:

  • Mentoring by experienced professionals
  • Production challenges and responsibility
  • Exposure to different groups across the company
  • Increasing exposure to real-world energy exploration
  • Opportunity for permanent employment with a Canadian energy leader
  • Invaluable hands-on experiences and the ability to apply your academic knowledge
  • International exposure
    • Field Trips, PIBS training & more
    • Executive audience & career guidance
    • 4, 8 and 12 month work terms available
    • Rotations through key developmental areas

Ongoing mentorship and feedback are provided from the outset of each student's work term, when goals and objectives are set.

Who do we hire?

We target the following disciplines:

  • GIS
  • Geology & Geophysics
  • Information Technology
  • Petroleum Land Management
  • HSE & Environmental Sciences
  • Legal, Corporate Affairs & Communications
  • Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum)
  • Business (Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Tax)
Field workers

Training opportunities

Various training opportunities are available throughout each work-term. Each student's training program is dependent on his or her area of study and assigned projects.

Training opportunities include:

  • Software application training
  • Introduction to the Petroleum Industry
  • Field orientation in drilling, completion or production activities
  • Engineering Students: Well testing, reserves evaluation, reservoir engineering, log interpretation, directional drilling
  • Geology and Geophysics Students: Log interpretation and drill stem testing. Students participate in carbonate and clastic field trips


We offer competitive student compensation that recognizes their contributions to achieving our business success. Talisman also offers a relocation program to ensure that all students who move to join our business, or who transfer to a new location, do not incur extraneous expenses.

We actively support post-secondary education through a number of scholarship programs in Canada and around the world. Our commitment to education directly benefits students and provides a broader and more knowledgeable pool from which to recruit the future leaders of our company.

See our current opportunities