Career Changer

Oil & Gas Roles

It is important to understand your own skills set and where this can fit into an oil & gas role or discipline.

Where do you start? 

Have a look online at different role descriptions being advertised by industry – it will give you an idea of where to start and how you should set out your CV.  Identify your strengths and build on these, you will soon see where you can fit into oil & gas.

If you are leaving the military, OPITO, the skills organisation for oil & gas, have created an online tool that will be able to help you – Skills Connect.  Skills Connect asks you to enter your current role within the military, it will then identify which roles are best suited to you within the oil & gas industry and point out any skills gaps which may require additional training

ECITB have created an interactive online application - Engineering Your Future - which helps potential recruits and those in the early stages of their careers match their skills more precisely within the oil & gas industry. All you have to do it enter a few basic details to find information on around 170 job roles ranging from Apprentice level to Managing Director. The tool will help to highlight those that may be of particular interest, whether you are a school-leaver or a graduate, thinking of a career change or simply wanting more information on careers in the engineering construction industry.

Interested in finding out more about a role in the subsea sector?

Subsea Target can help guide you through a range of roles available in the subsea oil & gas industry.

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