Career signposts. Where will your career lead you?Where will your career path begin?

There are hundreds of careers to be found within the oil & gas industry, so take the time to explore your options. You’re sure to find one that meets your skills, interests and needs.

Lifelong learning, people study in a classroom with hard hats and plans.It’s common to advance from the ground up

The majority of employees in the global oil & gas industry have worked their way up through the ranks. It is very rare to enter the industry and go straight into a high-level position, regardless of your background. However, education and training will help you get that first entry-level position and advance to the next level sooner.

Sample career paths for the industry

A career path is a diagram showing how a person can advance through their career from beginning to end.

In the offshore oil & gas industry, new entrants usually begin in lower “entry-level” positions and can become the head of a division, region, company… even an offshore drilling rig… before they retire!

Click on the links below to see some of the key technical occupations available, as well as examples of career paths you could follow as you advance up the career ladder.