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There is a lot of competition for offshore work; any relevant work experience is useful and, obviously, the more skills you possess, the better. Whilst waiting to take your offshore survival course it might be worthwhile to try and obtain work at one of the offshore installation construction yards in areas such as Aberdeen or Glasgow.Yet another possibility is to contact some of the onshore drilling companies in order to obtain some hands-on experience which would stand you in good stead should an offshore vacancy subsequently occur.
We strongly suggest that you contact some of the Recruitment companies and some of the Drilling contractors to find out what the current job situation is and to find out what kind of workers are needed.
OPITO, the skills body for the oil & gas sector, have a careers information site: www.myoilandgascareer.com - includes videos and case studies to help you find out more about life working offshore and the range of jobs that the industry can offer. We hope that you will be successful in your enquiries.
Here is information and advice from a recent recruit to offshore work.