Career Changer

Oil & Gas Information

Explore the exciting opportunities available to you within the oil & gas industry.

Various organisations host careers fairs throughout the year where oil & gas industry organisations exhibit and share information on current and future opportunities as well as specific military-leaver schemes.

Oil & gas companies often advertise career opportunities on their company websites.  Visit the oil & gas trade association websites, you will find lists of their member companies with links through to their websites - each of which will have an career or vacancy section.

The OPITO ‘Skills Connect’ online tool has been created which allows you to directly identify your transferrable skills to industry roles.You can search through a range of divisions within the armed forces, select your applicable role and discover the list of careers available in oil & gas based on your current skill set and qualifications.

The tool also highlights projected skills gaps between the roles to enable users to visually see areas for training.

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. CTP also operate as an intermediary service for employers wishing to hire Service leavers. Depending on length of service, CTP offer free resettlement services to all ranks of the UK Armed Forces, including the Navy & Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force from two years before discharge, through to two years after.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Their aim is to strengthen the long-term health of the offshore oil and gas industry in the United Kingdom by working closely with companies across the sector, governments and all other stakeholders to address the issues that affect business.

Subsea UK is the industry body and focal point for the entire British subsea industry and act for the whole subsea supply chain bringing together operators, contractors, suppliers and people in the industry. Subsea UK ensures that the UK maintains its world leading position in subsea and brings industry, academia and government together to accelerate the development of the next generation of subsea technologies.

IADC - International Association of Drilling Contractors - is the forum for all oil and gas drilling industry stakeholders to connect, share knowledge, and develop solutions to critical issues. IADC’s aim is to advance drilling and completion technology; improve industry health, safety, environmental and training practices; and champion sensible regulations and legislation which facilitate safe and efficient drilling.

The OCA - Offshore Contractors Association - is the lead representative body for offshore contractors. The organisation looks after the interests of companies involved in a range of activities, including mechanical, electrical and allied services, construction, modifications and maintenance work, design and project engineering, fabrication and decommissioning.

NOF Energy is an industry-led business development organisation identifying opportunities in the UK and internationally for their members and then helping them to secure a share of these opportunities in the oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors. One of their aims is to assist members with recruitment of personnel.

EEEGR - East of England Energy Group - is an industry association, representing the whole energy spectrum, from oil, gas, wind, wave & tidal, bio-energy, and nuclear through to decommissioning, carbon capture & storage (CCS), distribution and transmission and conventional generation. EEEGR’s core programmes and projects are geared towards the sustained development of the energy industry in the East of England.

Oil & Gas Skills Navigator is supported by:

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC)
DECOM North Sea
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Offshore Contractors Association (OCA)
Oil & Gas UK
Skills for Energy
Subsea UK