Upstream Oil and Gas Production
What's Upstream Oil and Gas Production like?
Are you looking for a long-term and rewarding engineering career? This apprenticeship equips you with the necessary skills to break into one of Scotland’s largest and most economically valuable industries.
It covers electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, processing operations, systems management and many other fields of expertise. Maintain awe-inspiring infrastructure as an offshore service technician. Take control of essential extraction processes an energy engineer. Work with cutting-edge drilling and refining technology as a process supervisor.
On this apprenticeship, you'll develop highly-specialised technical knowledge and you’ll learn from accomplished professionals. Whatever your career goals may be, this apprenticeship allows you to develop desirable skills sought after by employers.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in Upstream Oil and Gas Production at SCQF Level 6.
Your qualification includes:
Performing Engineering Operations at SCQF Level 6, plus one of the following:
Processing Operations: Hydrocarbons at SCQF Level 7
Process Engineering Maintenance (Instrument and Control) at SCQF Level 7
Process Engineering Maintenance (Electrical) at SCQF Level 7
Process Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) at SCQF Level 7
Engineering Maintenance (Electronic) at SCQF Level 6
During your apprenticeship, you could learn how to:
perform essential operations in the gas and oil production journeys
load oil and gas storage tanks for transportation
carry out system maintenance to ensure safety and reliability
operate crucial engineering systems such as hydraulics and ventilation
You will also develop a set of essential core skills:
information technology (IT) skills
These skills are valuable across a wide range of Scottish job sectors and are transferable outwith the oil and gas industry. Examples include the broader engineering sector, manufacturing, construction and IT.
There's a variety of options available to you as a Modern Apprentice in Upstream Oil and Gas Production. You can gain further knowledge in a more targeted discipline or begin full-time employment in the industry.
Further education: Continue to develop your skills with additional vocational studies. For example, you can specialise further with a more advanced SVQ such as Processing Operations: Hydrocarbons.
Straight to work: Use your expertise in upstream oil and gas production to begin work immediately. Job roles could include:
offshore service technician
engineering maintenance technician
control room technician
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship. But it can be helpful if you have National 5 qualifications in key subjects such as English, maths and physics.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 3 years and 6 months and 3 years and 9 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.