- Offshore Guidance
I’m going up to Aberdeen for the conference too – I’ve got 13 years experience on ships in an electrical role, but as I’ve not actively looked for a job before, I’m not sure where to look/how to go about it, so I figure this is a good way to find out what industry is looking for.Posted 4 years agoDeveron53Member
Advice for Oil and Gas:Posted 4 years ago
Park at Pittodrie and get the bus.
Dress smart but not in a Tux!
Have paper CVs ready and take names and email addresses of contacts you make there.
I may actually be on the stand myself this year unless there is a big rush of quotations to get out that week. I may just have a walk around and try and win stuff.
Oh yeah, almost forgot: my sister got a job at BP via the exhibition as well!
You don’t have to have an engineering degree to get a job up here, just a mature attitude and a bit of a ‘can-do’ type of cv with plenty of experience. I know someone who worked in a supermarket as a checkout person got a job as a finance assistant within 4 weeks. There are jobs for admin, receptionists, finance assistants, tech assistants etc. If you can’t get a 25k pa job in Aberdeen then you are unemployable! 😆
Btw, Aker seemed to be a waste of time, their recruitment process runs at a snails pace.trail_ratMember
Most service cos are slow deveron
What you find is your name goes into a pool and they just draw at random…..
I got a call from schlumberger 14 months after i started with my co. id applied to schlum 3 months before i started with my co ….
Glad they move slow , dont fancy working for big blue.Posted 4 years agosimply_oli_yMember
Makes for interesting reading.
I’ve an HNC in engineering, looking for an entry/trainee position into industry. Have applied to Opito course, and made it to interviews. Now just awaiting on hearing back!
Will be attending the Aberdeen expo as well.
Rusty mac I’ll email re that job if that’s ok?
Edit: oh and although Rowan have a roustabout position, it does say you need to be fluent in written and verbal Norwegian… Which I’m not!Posted 4 years agohaggis1978Member
I’ve just skimmed through the thread but I’m surprised no one has mentioned getting the Press and Journal on a Friday. My mate’s just been taken on by Aker in a control and instrumentation engineering role. Seems really happy with them. Started an onshore role but with a definite look to getting offshore in the future.Posted 4 years ago
Hey Guys, Back in London, completed my Trainings in Aberdeen, Unfortunately the Career expo was kinda crap ( dont know why it’s a 2-day event)…5 – 7 companies, 2 recruitment agencies ( Machtech & Jobsite) and were all looking for O&G industry experienced people
Except Shell & Transocean who weren’t even accepting any CV’s nor giving out Business cards..just telling people to go and have a look on their Career site..what a Bunch!Posted 4 years ago
Just got back from the Offshore Europe @ Aberdeen, it was a huge experience , I think the biggest Exhibition I’ve ever been to.
I attended just the last day, though I was able to make small contacts, wasnt as much as I had anticipated. In all its been good.
So far am still pursuing for a career in the Oil & Gas industry and everyone is still invited to share a thing or two.
CheersPosted 4 years ago
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