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Drilling Engineer

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Drilling engineers design, plan, cost, install and supervise the operation of drilling oil and gas wells. They make sure drilling projects meet international, environmental and health and safety standards.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay for a drilling engineer is around £25,000 to £30,000 a year. With experience this increases to between £40,000 and £75,000 a year. At senior level the salary could be much higher. Performance-related bonus schemes increase salaries, and additional benefits may be available.

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
8741
0.1 %
RISE
2023
8751
  United Kingdom
2018
61888
2.6 %
RISE
2023
63487

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Engineering Council sets and maintains the standards of the engineering profession in the UK. It does so through 35 professional engineering institutions which are Licensed Members of the Engineering Council.

The Tomorrow's Engineers website has more information on careers in engineering.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Cogent
Tel: 01925 515200
Website: http://www.cogentskills.com
Website (2): http://www.sciencecareerpathways.com
Twitter: @cogent_skills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CogentSkills

Cogent is the Sector Skills Council for the science industries.

Energy Institute
Tel: 020 7467 7100
E-mail: info@energyinst.org
Website: http://www.energyinst.org
Twitter: @EnergyInstitute

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC)
Tel: 0115 983 5755
Website: http://www.mp-qc.org/
Twitter: @MPQC_

The MPQC is a not for profit organisation providing training and assessment services for the quarrying, mineral products, mining and related manufacturing sector.

Oil & Gas UK
Tel: 01224 577250
E-mail: info@oilandgasuk.co.uk
Website: http://oilandgasuk.co.uk
Twitter: @oilandgasuk

OPITO
Tel: 01224 787800
E-mail: myoilandgascareer@opito.com
Website: http://www.opito.com
Website (2): http://www.myoilandgascareer.com/
Twitter: @OPITOGlobal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OPITOglobal

OPITO provides services to the oil and gas industry relating to health and safety, education and skills training.

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