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Further and Higher Education

Going to university or college is one option – having a degree or further education can add weight to your CV when you go to apply for a job in oil & gas.

There are hundreds of universities and colleges in the UK and it will take time to find the one that is right for you. Be patient, look at all your options, and consider what it is most important to you.

For example, take into account whether the university/college offers a work placement as part of their curriculum – experience is fast becoming invaluable and having a work placement under your belt could benefit you when it’s time to start looking for a job. You may prefer to study a course that has more practical content rather than book-based work so make sure you look at the course curriculum – you may want to look at a Modern Apprenticeship as well?

Look at the facilities that each university/college offers. If you are looking at a course in IT then make sure your preferred choice offers a high-tech IT facility that will assist with your studies.

Not only do you need to decide which course is right for you, but also where to study?

You may decide that you want to move away from home and explore somewhere new – an exciting opportunity, but with excitement brings a lot of considerations… like where will you live?

Remember, it’s about the experience as well so take a look at the social activities available… and have some fun!

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)
LGE-NOF
Offshore Contractors Association (OCA)
Oil & Gas UK
OPITO
SCDI
Skills for Energy
Subsea UK