On larger installations you will be part of a team or work with just a small number of colleagues as part of the vital role ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of personnel.
Salary and Progression
You have an important role and the salary is reflected, with minimal experience you can expect to earn £25,000-£35,000 however this can quickly rise to £40,000-£50,000 or more. From a medic you can look to become a health & safety advisor, medical trainer or coordinate a team of medical crew.
Training and Experience Requirements
You will be required to hold a recognised nursing qualification or equivalent army medic assistant or medical certificate. You should also hold first aid and medical certificates such as Offshore First Aid, Advanced First Aid and Incident Management as well as Emergency Response training.
In addition, to work offshore at all, you will require valid basic offshore certificates including:
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.