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    Ive been looking to get offshore as an operator, and its abit harder than i thought:tumble:,
    seems like you need a friend on a rig somewhere to vouch for you,
    As no one wants to know unless you have been offshore before.

    Any Tips.
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    Hi m8 I work offshore.
    When u say operator do u mean production?
    A few Facebook pages ( il check later for u) that pop up jobs coming.
    2 websites u can upload ur cv and cover letter to is -
    oilcareers.com
    Rigzone.com
    Another website I hear lots about is -
    LinkedIn.com

    Have u been offshore before?
    As u already know its a pain in the a$$ to get a start and most times than not its who u know not who is more suited to the job ...
    But that's life :)
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    Hi mate.
    no not been off shore, think ive sent my cv to every agency/oil company out there.
    it is exactly like that. who you know not what you know.
    im on linkedin.
    well im a control room/process op for a company called Compact GTL, (gas to liquid) to stop offshore flaring and so on.
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    My m8 is production operator with an agency called petrofac.
    He got his first start through his dad but he had done all the nvq modules off his own back.
    im in drilling so a different kettle of fish all together but it's the same with who u know.
    only other thing I can suggest is to pester the hell out of companies/agencies with emails and calls until they get sick of u and give in lol. :)
    Have u done ur survival btw?
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    Robbie's sites are worth checking regularly. It is a pain that a lot of it is who you know.

    It may be similar to what you already do, but it might be worth using the terminals like St Fergus and Teeside as a stepping stone to get some contacts.

    You might have to take the plunge of getting the certs and training for heading offshore before getting noticed.
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    I forgot about St Fergus :)
    Shame u weren't in Aberdeen last week S3 03 ...
    Oil and Gas week conference show.
    Would have been plenty folk to enquire about career opportunity.
    Only reason I know it was on as I couldn't get a room in portlethen for my course and ended up staying 20 miles away lol :)
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    Not many places will touch you without doing survival, mist & medical.
    I put myself through the survival & medical myself, had a job within a month.
    You're looking about £1000/1200 to do them yourself.
    AMEC looking for production ops for the Dunlin.

    Try here - Contact us - how to contact us
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    I fancy going offshore as I am refrigeration engineer but I have spoken to few guys and they think I make around the same if not more in my current job, I have found it impossible to get a second look however I know a few people that have no trade experience and they are offshore .
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    Another way is to get a job with a supplier to the O&G industry. I went on my first offshore trip many years ago and was practically offered a job after being onboard for 2 days. I turned it down but your CV will soon rack up with platform names and you became a frequent flyer. The operators love that and it certainly goes a long way to getting a job with the usually suspects. I.e wood group, Petrofac, AMEC, etc
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    ive just finished on this subject this second then came on here and read this

    just emailed 100 companies individually again of a exel spreadsheet my eyes are hurting, but I done my bosiet, mist, banksman slinger 4 months ago and have a nvq level 3 or apprenticeship under my belt, got a few mates out there as crane ops and pipeline inspectors rousts and roughnecks who put the word out but still nothing, the hardest work is onshore trying to get offshore, i have one more trick up my sleeve then may need to try a different approach

    been on all the sites and comapnys and agencys aswell

    im trying to get on greenhand,rousty,skip and ship,deck crew, instrument tech junior........ been advised to go stewarding but heard there is no progression and dont fancy making beds for 2-3 weeks
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    Work for the supply chain. Most companies pay extra when your offshore and the wages can match a typical salary offshore. Also the best of both worlds, as offshore work is not for everyone, I.e. young kids, missing birthdays, away at Xmas etc.

    If you get a taste for the offshore life, then start applying for jobs as your CV will be populated with offshore trips you have been on
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    yeah im booked in to do my bosiet, mist, medi next week
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    Defiantly get on linked in, I got offshore at the start of the year. Lucky for me they are crying out for instrument techs, got a job within the week, without MIST and BOSIET. My mate who put me in for the job said they were also looking for operators at the same time. I'm with wood group psn, so worth a look on their website. If you send me a PM I can speak to my mate see what sort of jobs are going, maybe get your foot in the door.
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    Guys, add me on LinkedIn - Tim Carr I work for Munro Solutions. Oil & Gas recruiter and send me your details to;
    Tim.carr@munro-solutions.com and ill see what I can do to help.

    I have 2 roles at Munro - 1st is I recruit exclusively for Dana Petroleum and the second is working with on/offshore personnel with consultancies and operators in Europe, Middle East and Africa. There are always plenty of offshore jobs going just need to get your details in front of the right people :)

    Tim
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    Added for future reference :thumbsup:
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    also added,(Dan scott)
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    Accepted! I got your email as I was leaving the office so I'll reply to it tomorrow :)
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