I'm currently employed as an HGV driver, been doing this for 7.5 years.
I'd really like to get into the Oil industry and work offshore, the career progression, type of work, facing new challenges, learning curve, lifestyle and monetary side of the the job all appeal to me. I know I'd have to start at the bottom as a roustabout/Labourer and I'm totally fine with that. I'd like to work on the drilling deck or be a crane operator and progress from there.
I know a few people who work in the industry who say it is in a boom (pardon the pun) time just now so alot of companies are recruiting, In fairness I haven't tried that many companies yet due to work commitments etc, I'm off at the end of the month so intend to try a good few then. But every company I have tried has said "no sorry, we are looking for experienced people".. Which I obviously can't get if nobody will give it.
I have my required safety courses booked for the coming months but as they have a expiry date I'm wondering if it is worth spending the money if there will be no job prospects..
Any help or experiences would be greatly appreciated as always.