Entry Level Positions in the Offshore

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Looking for an Entry Level Position in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry:

If you’re currently working a dead-end job without the ability to get ahead and you’re motivated to find a job offshore, then you probably want to start as soon as possible. But sometimes, even if you try real hard, you just can’t land that job you desire. With any application you get the same answer ‘Sorry, but you have no experience’.

Even if you’re the best welder, painter or scaffolder there is, even if you are extremely motivated to start at the bottom as roustabout or green hand, if you want to commit, work hard and give it all you got: You still get a ‘No’ as an answer. Then what can you do to turn your luck around?


There are multiple ways to get into the Offshore Industry. The easiest way is to be introduced by a friend, family member or a relative. Being introduced by someone who is already in the Industry really has it’s advantages. All you have to do is not to harm that relationship by letting him or her down at a later stage by messing up your work or by not doing your job. If you mess up, you will inevitably also hurt their reputation.

Another possibility is to apply for jobs at companies that work Onshore. Yes, you may not have known, but Oil and Gas is also being extracted and produced on Land rigs. And they have the same job positions like roustabout, roughneck, welders and so on. Positions Onshore, are equal to the positions Offshore.

If you get experience at an Onshore oilfield or gas extraction company, it’s much easier to move from a Land rig to an Offshore rig. And when you’re working via a recruiter, they might be able (and have the connections) to help you make that step. Once you’re in – you’re in!


Wanting to work Offshore creates opportunities, and by keeping your eyes open you will get closer to that desired job: a position Offshore. We have given you all the information and details at this website to what it entails actually Working Offshore, which positions there are, what current vacancies there are nowadays, what paycheck you may expect and what you can do to get to work in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. Now it’s up to you… what are you going to do with it?

[+] Whatever you decide, we wish you good luck.

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2 thoughts on “Entry Level Positions in the Offshore

  • February 16, 2016 at 10:53 am
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    Hi my name is Barry, I am 26 years old and am looking for a job onshore or offshore. I have recently completed my IRATA Rope Access Level 1 and am looking to make an impact in the industry. I have 18month experience as a mechanical fitter but no qualification. reason for leaving, my 18 month contract has ended. I also have my STCW 95, RYA Day Skipper, RYA Powerboat Level II and RYA VHF Short Range certificate. I also have a Dutch passport and am willing to work where ever I am needed. I am hard working and work well with a team. Safety is my top priority . I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest appointment .

    kind regards

    Barry Uljee

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    • February 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm
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      Barry,

      Maybe you didn’t notice, but this is a website blog with articles and information about working offshore. This is not a company website, there are no vacancies, and no recruiter will come here to check for applicants.

      Sorry, good luck anyways.

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