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There are some jobs that could really keep your nerves calm. They are not only good paying jobs; they can also confer on you prestige that the society places you high on the social ladder. Some of those jobs are found in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

Even a cleaner in the NNPC is looked upon with respect in the wider society. But you can get it with a higher qualification anyway and get yourself positioned in that high social cadre you dream.

Eventually you have met the resource that will navigate you to that dream; it is this post. Here, you will learn about the NNPC, the job application requirements, how you can go about the application processes and every other thing you need to know about the NNPC recruitment. Now, let us go down as we drink from the spring of knowledge.


It is funny how you want to get into the Nigeria Petroleum Corporation without knowing some facts about the Corporation. Of course the most gentle breeze will blow you off quickly. So it is good you have some facts about NNPC on your finger tips.

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC was founded in April 1st 1977. NNPC is not just in the exploration activities of oil, they were also conferred the powers and operational interest in refining, petrochemicals, transportation and marketing of the petroleum products. The Corporation has the following products: crude oil, natural gas, petroleum products and petrochemicals.

Between a decade and one year (1978 – 1989), the NNPC constructed three refineries: Warri, Kaduna and Port-Harcourt refineries. The NNPC also took over the 35,000 barrel refinery belonging to Shell during this period.

The NNPC has 12 subsidiary companies which gives them the aid to cover the entire spectrum of the oil industry operations. These 12 strategic businesses include:

  1. The Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)
  2. Nigerian Petroleum Development Commission (NPDC)
  3. Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL)
  4. The Products an Pipelines Marketing Company (PPMC)
  5. Hydrocarbon Services Nigeria Limited (HYSON)
  6. Port Harcourt Refining Co. Limited (PHRC)
  7. Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Co. Limited (WRPC)
  8. Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Co. Limited (KRPC)
  9. National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO)
  10. Duke Oil
  11. NNPC Retail and
  12. The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

It is the duty of the DPR to ensure the compliance with industry regulations. They also process the application for licenses, leases and permits. They establish and enforce environmental regulations. The DPR is a department in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

Now that you have head start knowledge that will eventually help you in your NNPC career, we shall then move on with the application requirements and procedures.


You must agree with me from your experience that good things do not come easily (in most instances). Therefore, to secure a job with the NNPC you must be outstanding. It is a competitive job that everyone wants; so I do not think you want to have the least of qualifications.

You must meet the below criteria in order to stand a chance of being selected:

  1. You must possess and Bachelor’s degree (First Class or Second Class Upper Division)
  2. You can also have a Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Lower Division, but you must have completed Master’s Degree.
  3. Applicants with HND (Upper Credit) must have completed Master’s degree
  4. You must have graduated from an NUC accredited University or Polytechnic not earlier than 2014.
  5. You must not be more than 28 years of age.
  6. You must have also completed the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the time of application for the job.

If you met the above criteria, congratulations you now go ahead to make your applications. But how can you apply? That is what we will find out.


Great enough, the application of NNPC job is done online. You do not need to carry files about; just follow the simple application process below to apply:

  • Enter the NNPC career page (www.careers.nnpcgroup.com)
  • Now click on the “Get Started” button to begin.
  • Read every notification and the requirements for every position available. Apply only for the position you met its criteria. You will earn yourself outright disqualification if you go for what you have not met its requirements.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions of the process, if you have read and have agreed to keep to them.
  • Now click “Apply”
  • On the page you will be redirected to, create you application account with your active email address and desired password.
  • When you are logged on to your account, fill the application form with valid information about you.
  • Upload the necessary documents
  • Finally, submit your application and get your printouts.

Following the application process is the short listing of candidates for screening. But how then will you know you were shortlisted?


It is important you get to know in time if you were shortlisted so that you can prepare properly for the screening exercise. Follow the steps to download the NNPC shorlist:

  • Enter the NNPC website (www.nnpcgroup.com)
  • Navigate to website to locate the shortlist link
  • Tap on the link when you have found it to download the shortlist as a PDF
  • Search through the list for your name.

When the shortlist is out, it is usually made open. But to stay updated with every information regarding NNPC recruitment, make sure you subscribe to this website; do not take the risk of missing any bit.


How can I check my NNPC Recruitment Aptitude Test Venue?

If you are shortlisted for the NNPC aptitude test, you will get an SMS bearing your venue and the time for your aptitude test. You can also visit the official recruitment portal to view the aptitude test venues.

How much is NNPC salary?

The salary of NNPC workers depend on their levels. Graduates on the entry level receive between N180, 000 to M350, 000. Experienced professionals and receive between N500, 000 and N1 million. You must understand that this salary is not confirmed; it could be a mere estimation.

When will the NNPC recruitment start?

The 2019 session of the NNPC recruitment has ended. We look forward to recruitment in 2020. To stay updated with everything about the recruitment, kindly subscribe to this website.

Who is the Managing Director, MD of NNPC?

The current Managing Director of NNPC is Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachukwu. He was appointed into office my Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari the Minister of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

What is the role of the NNPC?

The NNPC is a national corporation the oil corporation that regulates and participates in the country’s petroleum industry.

What are the disciplines that will be recruited by the NNPC?

Application is sought from candidates from these disciplines into the NNPC:

Computer Science, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Basin Modelling, Surveying and Architecture are accepted from the Science discipline.

For Engineering, the following disciplines are accepted: Chemical, Civil, Computer, Gas, Petroleum, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics, Power, Software, Environmental, Marine, Materials/Metallurgical and Pipeline Engineering.

Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Insurance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Maritime Management, Purchasing & Supply, Management Information System and Human Resource Management are accepted from business and management disciplines.

From Social Sciences, the following disciplines are accepted: Economics, Geography, Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations/Studies and Sociology.

From the Arts and Humanities disciplines are the following: Mass Communication, English and History.

Applications from qualified lawyers are also accepted.