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Offshore Service Technician

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Offshore service technicians work for the oil and gas industry, installing, testing and maintaining a variety of equipment. They are also known as process operation technicians or maintenance technicians.

The Work

Offshore service technicians work in the following areas:

You could be:

Pay

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

As an offshore service technician, you are paid a basic 'on call' salary plus a bonus for every day you have to spend offshore. The salary may start at around £18,000 to £25,000, rising to £35,000 a year. Salary increases with the amount of time spent offshore, with average salaries in the region of £40,000 to £50,000 a year.

There may also be additional benefits such as private healthcare and a pension.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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
8941
1.4 %
RISE
2023
9070
  United Kingdom
2018
69428
2 %
RISE
2023
70791

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be able to:

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.

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

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Tel: 020 7222 7899
E-mail: enquiries@imeche.org
Website: http://www.imeche.org
Twitter: @IMechE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imeche

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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