Getting into the Oil & Gas industry can be tough and competitive. Having the right skills and experience is a must, plus knowing some of the right people can be a bonus.
Some of the entry points could be a Roustabout or Deck Crew Operations (you can check both of these roles out on our Career Mapper).
Top Three Tips
- Consider beginning your career with a similar onshore position. As a rigger, you could work in the warehouses of a supply chain company or yard before applying offshore. Similarly get a job in a different industry but doing a similar job, how about being a health & safety officer in onshore or offshore wind then move to offshore oil & gas
- Traineeships and Apprenticeships are designed to give you the right skills and experience to work offshore. Work hard at one of these to be recognised
- Knowing the right people helps. Have you thought about going to an oil & gas trade show and speaking to the operations manager of a major contractor? Or when you go to training courses, speak to the person sat across from you at lunch who could just be a Client Rep?