Why Is The Oil and Gas Industry So Popular?
Working for the Oil and Gas industry has been promoted in recent years as an attractive career opportunity. Offshore work offers greater career progression and income than most Onshore jobs.
Generally, people believe gaining qualifications from Offshore courses will secure them a high-level position with a great income from the start.
Of course, that is rarely how things turn out. The concept that achieving a course certificate will guarantee you a high-paying job thereafter is an unfortunate illusion.
What Are The Problems With Undertaking Oil and Gas Courses?
Having some type of experience, whether it be full-time, weekend or even voluntary, will give you the edge that could lead to the possibility of entering a higher paying job.
For example, Roustabout and other extremely popular entry-level positions can intrigue candidates enough that their eagerness clouds their judgement, leading them to paying for Offshore certificates. Although entry-level jobs now often require qualified candidates to fill vacancies, without experience you are not able to get past entry-level applications. Also, exhibiting previous experience gives employers the impression that your training period will not cost them more time than necessary – making you more attractive to the industry.
After experience comes networking and communication skills. Knowing people linked to the industry helps spread a positive attitude about your professional reputation.
Taking Offshore courses are costly, with the BOSIET and MIST sitting at a minimum of £700 for only the basics, and should not be viewed as a guarantee. Degree graduates also struggle to get a high-level paying job without any previous work experience.
As necessary as they are for the industry, please do not rely on Offshore courses – it is up to you to gain the experience that will give you the advantage over other candidates!
Entry-Level Positions and Recruiters
Entry-level positions are not always offered to recruitment agencies by companies, nevertheless, gaining advice from experienced recruiters or similar in this field offers you an advantage over those who do not seek professional guidance. Doing this can also enhance your work opportunities as connecting with like minded people within your industry network can only be a good thing. We would suggest setting yourself up with a LinkedIn profile. This is a great way to network and communicate with individuals, recruitment agencies and companies, who may be looking for someone with your skill set.
The Influx Team are also available to give advice based on their experience at any step of your career path.
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