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Look into the Open learning aspect as those qualifications will be for life rather than doing courses that need re validating in 2 years etc .....
 
Perfect, thanks. I'm sure ELCs can pay for some of the open learning courses? I should be able to get some under my belt in the next few years and save the others for my final year/resettlement.
 
Evening all.

I've just found out today I have an interview with Fugro Subsea Services for a ROV trainee pilot tech.

Just wondering if anybody might work for them or have any advice on what to expect at the interview. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Cheers.
 
First of all...congratulations on getting so far! It`s a competitive game and to get this far is pretty damn good.

Although I`m not in the ROV game myself, I am working with a couple of ROV techs. I`ll have a word with them tomorrow (Thursday) and see if they can give any pointers as to what you may expect. Can`t promise anything, but I`ll definetely make some enquiries for you mate.
 
ELC will only help you if you are in resettlement with those type of courses.

If you are not in the resettlement term then the learning has to be of benefit to the service.
 
Kieran,

I had a word with the ROV guys I spoke about. They also said that you have done well to get even as far as the interview stage!!

Generally, their advice is to sell yourself as a team player. I know that sounds a bit PC, but they both stressed that if you are off shore, you will be stuck in a confined space with two or three other guys for prolonged periods of time! It is probably nothing you haven`t been before, but the idea is to let the interviewer KNOW it.

There is a hellava lot of procedure to learn if off shore, so the ability to take in information and use it later on is another selling point. Not being afraid to make a decision is another quality they may be looking for.

You may be questioned on your technical/mechanical knowledge, but this is not as important as being part of a team. You probably have doine a shedload of research into this anyway.

Above all, the lads said, be yourself...don`t waffle, exaggerate or bluff....you will be found out. Apparently, your service background goes a long way in the plus column!

Good luck mate, and maybe post in here and let us know how you got on.
 
Thank you very much for that. Sounds like great advice and pretty much along the lines of what I'm already looking at.

I really appreciate the time people take out to help me. Will definitely keep people updated.

Again thanks.
 
Hello folks.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone on here, that have taken their time to give me advice over the past few months.

It seems to of paid off. I have been offered a role as a trainee ROV pilot tech.

Hope I can be of some help to others in the future.

Kind regards
 
Hello folks.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone on here, that have taken their time to give me advice over the past few months.

It seems to of paid off. I have been offered a role as a trainee ROV pilot tech.

Hope I can be of some help to others in the future.

Kind regards
Congratulations mate! Well done! Hope this is the start of a long and successful career in the Oil and Gas game.
 
Sticking at it pay's off ! ..... keep your eye out here so you can pass on some up to date info to the next bod who's trying to get into the Industry . Well done .
 
After sixteen years in the job my view is as soon as you're trained up, and have sufficient experience and reputation, then bin the employer (nicely) and go freelance. Better money, if you rate being kept busy, and when they ring up and say, "Tomorrow you're off to Port Harcourt," you can say, "No, I'm not." Unless you're one of those nutters that actually likes working off of Nigeria, that is.

You have to manage your own tax affairs and eschew sick and holiday pay and fork out for your own medicals and survival refreshers but, depending how you set yourself up, those can be written off against tax. It won't take much asking around your colleagues to find out who the best marine tax accountants are. Ditto the best agencies ("body shops" in industry vernacular).

That being said, if you choose to stay "on staff" forking out a few quid a year for a specialist accountant is worth it anyway if you're looking to get your days in to qualify for the seaman's income tax rebate.
 

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