New to oil and gas?

Introduction to the oil and gas industry

Will you be graduating this year? Perhaps you’re already working in industry and thinking about a change? If you have sound technical or commercial skills,why not consider joining the oil and gas industry? 

Career opportunities

We offer a variety of roles with long-term career prospects and the chance to travel the world.

Most people think of our business as offshore or onshore installations. Yet the commercial and administrative functions provide the support system which keeps the business ticking over. So you could find yourself in a commercial discipline as easily as a technical one. We need a wide range of skills and knowledge across projects stretching from Mexico to Malaysia.

Start your journey in oil and gas by applying for a job with Petrofac 

Find out more about what it’s like to work for Petrofac and our career development opportunities. 

New graduates

This is an industry renowned for innovation. Our graduates can expect to be challenged and stretched as they start to build their career in oil and gas. On our programme, our graduates immediately start to apply their technical knowledge and expertise to live projects, and develop their leadership potential.

Experienced hires

There is no substitute for experience. That’s especially true in oil and gas, where your skills and knowledge will make a positive contribution from day one.

Our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many have transferred from other industries, bringing unique insight and experience that has benefited our business. 

Find out more about opportunities for experienced hires with Petrofac.

Our training business, Petrofac Training Services, also runs courses to help people transfer into entry level positions offshore, such as welders and technicians (electrical, mechanical, instrument) – find out more.

Offshore training and development

All offshore staff complete a Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course. This course teaches a range of essential offshore skills including helicopter safety and escape, emergency first aid, sea survival, fire-fighting and lifeboat training.

BOSIET provides an insight into offshore safety, and ensures individuals are equipped to maintain safe operations in a remote offshore location.

We now offer the fast, flexible and low-cost Digital BOSIET course. The theoretical elements of the BOSIET programme can be completed via eLearning anywhere, anytime before attending a one-day practical session at our OPITO-approved training centre to be formally assessed against all learning outcomes.

Our training ensures the transition is as smooth as possible for all our new employees. That’s why we have a team in place to make the experience as welcoming and straightforward as possible.

Find out about offshore survival training courses in the UK.