How to become a roustabout
You can get into this job through an apprenticeship or by applying directly.
You could do an apprenticeship before applying to work on offshore rigs, such as an Engineering Operative Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship or a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Level 3 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 related to oil, gas, engineering or construction.
You can find more details about working in the energy industry from My Energy Future.