Graduate Programmes

Graduate Programmes allow you to work in different departments and disciplines throughout the oil & gas industry - gaining a better understanding of how the industry functions.

Just like a summer placement, these programmes are very popular – so get ready for the recruitment process. Practice your interview and presentation skills and be prepared for possible aptitude and psychometric testing!

Graduate Programmes are usually two to four years long and in most cases. Schemes that are designed for engineers, enable you to achieve the competences in UK Spec to enable progression to chartered status -

'The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the value of becoming registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). It describes the requirements that have to be met in order to gain these qualifications, and gives examples of ways of doing this.’

Your development programme may involve rotational assignments, which means you would gain valuable experience in various parts of the company – you could work in the HR department on one task and then move to Materials and Logistics.

Don’t panic - you will be supported by company mentors and they will provide additional training if it’s needed.

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