New Career in Oil Industry Awaits With Dorset Apprenticeship Opportunity
07/02/2012

Three young people are being offered the chance to launch a career in the oil and gas engineering industry with Perenco UK which has operations in 16 countries across the globe from Africa to the Middle East.

Online PR News – 02-July-2012 – Southampton, Hampshire – NEW CAREER IN OIL INDUSTRY AWAITS WITH DORSET APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY

Three young people are being offered the chance to launch a career in the oil and gas industry with Perenco UK which has operations in 16 countries across the globe from Africa to the Middle East.

The company, which has recruited Southampton-based SETA to run the training scheme, is looking to recruit two Apprentice instrument technicians and an Apprentice electrical technician for its operation at Wytch Farm, Europe's largest known onshore oilfield, which is in Dorset.

“We believe training an Apprentice is investing in the future of our business and so we hope our Apprentices will want to stay with us and build a successful career. Many of our current supervisors and managers have progressed from an Apprenticeship so these three new training positions could be a great launch pad to a new career for three young people ,” said Perenco’s Richard Philpott.

“As an engineering apprentice, whether it be instrumentation or electrical, you’ll be a vital part of our operation at Wytch Farm. Instruments tell us what’s going on inside the pipework and equipment, allowing us to continually monitor, control and optimise our operation to maximise production efficiency and safety. Electricity is at the heart of the operation, powering everything we do, so our new electrical recruits will be right at the centre of our Dorset operation.

“Every day there’ll be new problems to solve, so our new apprentices will need drive and enthusiasm to make sure they grasp the opportunities to learn and develop through these experiences.”

Applicants for the three training positions will need to have a minimum of 5 A to C grades at GCSE, including English, maths and a science (or equivalent) and will need to pass some aptitude tests.

The Apprentice scheme is being managed by Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA), a specialist training organisation based in Hampshire. The three-year Apprenticeships will involve spending the first year full time with SETA before moving to workplace training with day release to SETA. The deadline for applications is Sunday July 15 and applications can be made online at www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

Richard Heighington, Chief Executive of SETA, said: “These are three great opportunities for people to start a career in the oil and gas industry, right here in the UK. Perenco has operations across the globe so these Dorset-based apprenticeships could be a tremendous opportunity for ambitious young people looking for an interesting and challenging start to their working life.”

Perenco is an independent oil and gas company with operations in 16 countries across the globe, ranging from Northern Europe to Africa and from South America to the Middle East. Perenco is involved in operations both onshore and offshore. Wytch Farm is Europe's largest known onshore oilfield and is situated in one of the most environmentally sensitive areas of the UK. It currently produces 16,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (crude oil, liquid petroleum gas and gas) and employs 100 staff and 250 contractors.

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