How to become a roustabout
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could do an engineering apprenticeship before applying to work on offshore rigs, for example:
- an engineering operative intermediate apprenticeship
- a maintenance and operations engineering advanced apprenticeship
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You may be able to apply directly for jobs if you've got experience and qualifications from engineering, construction or other areas of the oil and gas industry.
You can find more details about working in the energy industry from MyOilandGasCareer.