An exciting opportunity is currently being offered to local people to undertake an Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship at the Flotta Oil Terminal.
This is a chance to take part in the Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Programme (OGTAP), which is one of the most successful in the country with a 96% employment rate on completion of the scheme.
OGTAP offer the following apprenticeships:
The apprenticeship programme is open to anyone; however, applicants must be 16 years of age before May of the year of application. During this time, apprentices will spend 21 months at college in Aberdeen or Edinburgh (Mechanical, Electrical and Process are at North East Scotland College, Aberdeen while Instrumentation and Control will be at Edinburgh College) followed by 24 months on-the-job training with Repsol Sinopec at Flotta Oil Terminal.
Successful applicants will be provided with accommodation, meals and a travel allowance whilst at college. OPITO will also pay for your travel home four times per year (October, December, March and July.) As this is an apprenticeship, you will also earn while you learn!
To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you must be domicile in the UK for the duration of the course and have the right to work in the UK. Applicants must also be 16 years of age by May of the year of applying; there is no upper age limit. In order to apply, you must have obtained or working towards the following grades or equivalent, depending on whether you have studied in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland:
Four National 5 Grades A-C or equivalent in:
For more information about the eligibility criteria you can find a brochure at the link below or by visiting the OGTAP website.
Anyone interested in applying for this opportunity should send their name, address, date of birth; school grades/expected grades and a 200 word personal profile to Kevin Nicolson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3 May 2019. He will then contact you directly to provide more details about the next steps. Please note the online application process has now closed, this opportunity is for local Orcadians only.
Successful applicants will be asked to complete an online aptitude test and this will be followed by an interview, which will take place in Orkney.
Further information can also be found at the OGTAP and OPITO websites.
This apprenticeship was advertised earlier this year, if you completed an application at that time there is no need to apply again - you will be contacted by OPITO regarding your application.