Your role will mostly be onshore, although some larger offshore installations also have warehouse personnel. You will be in charge of receiving and checking inbound goods and the same for outbound. You’ll be driving fork lift trucks and may need to complete rigging and lifting operations.

You will have a critical role in ensuring that parts are available for planned and urgent requests to support both onshore and offshore activities.

Salary and Progression

You should expect to earn between £15,000-£20,000 when you start-out with salaries rising to £25,000-£30,000 or possibly higher if you take an offshore position. From here you can hope to become a warehouse supervisor or stores manager.

Training and Experience Requirements

You will require a Forklift Truck License and a Driving License plus experience of working in a warehouse environment and using job-specific software to manage inbound and outbound materials and stock levels.

In addition to this you could consider Working at Height, Manual Handling, Rigging and Lifting and Banksman / Slinger training.

If you intend to go offshore you will require valid basic offshore certificates including:

  • MIST
  • CA-EBS
  • Shoulder Measurements
  • Offshore Medical

It is likely that an employer will ask for other certificates too. It’s always a good idea to look at a range of job posts to identify commonly requested training requirements.