About the Oil and Gas Industry

Can you imagine a life without luxuries and necessities?

Electricity, transport, manufacturing… It’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t rely on energy.

Our energy needs are largely supplied by oil and gas, despite this, and it being a really highly paid sector, there isn’t enough people training to join the industry, meaning there is no better time to get involved than now!

That’s where you come in!

There are many different career areas in this sector from exploration and production through to refining and marketing. The exploration and production area is the starting point and will include looking for and surveying areas to find new oil and gas fields before deciding if they are viable for extraction and production. Once extracted the refining and marketing area focuses on transforming the raw material into a saleable product.

There are a broad range of job roles available in this sector and many companies in the Suffolk and Norfolk regions.

Great Yarmouth has been the centre of the Southern North Sea production of oil and gas for more than 50 years, including as a leading centre for installing and servicing Southern North Sea gas platforms. This expertise means the town is ideally positioned to lead the decommissioning sector. In addition, over on the North Norfolk coast, the Bacton Gas Terminal supplies over 30% of the country’s gas and links the UK with supplies from across Europe.

Suffolk is at the forefront of low carbon energy production with many new and established companies working in offshore wind, oil and gas, nuclear and biomass industries, and making a major contribution to the UK’s power supply. According to recent figures, future growth in the county could be up to 1000 potential jobs in the oil and gas industry.

Have a look at the various links and videos to see what takes your interest and what you need to do to get there.

Did You Know?
At any given time, it’s estimated that 15 trillion watts of power are being used across our planet.

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3sun (a Worley group company)
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Orwell Offshore Ltd
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SeaJacks
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Seajacks Meerwind Project
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Talking STEM with… A series of interviews, podcast-style
I’m Julia and I’ve been part of a team of greenlight for girls’ ambassadors since attending some amazing g4g days a few years ago At the events I realised how exciting and rewarding science could be. I’m now on my gap year doing a placement at Springboard Pro,...
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STEMtastic LIVE
Event Date:
11th July 2020
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
This year, the exciting celebration of STEM will be held on Saturday 11 July ONLINE as our first STEMtastic! LIVE Marty Jopson will be delivering a Live session to start the day. The day will include sessions for primary, secondary and teacher CPD. The virtual...
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Engineering Apprentice - Seajacks
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
31st May 2020
Location:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Working within our engineering team you will enroll on our Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Programme allowing you to gain invaluable experience whilst working towards a bachelor’s degree-level education.
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Get a Head start with Talking Heads!
Find out what it's like to work for local employers in these video case-studies.
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EAST OF ENGLAND OFFSHORE WIND SKILLS CENTRE AT EAST COAST COLLEGE
We are currently running our last Level 2 Diploma course in the Skills Deal from the New Anglia LEP. Over the year we have trained 60 participants and given 7 candidates a taster week in the Global Wind Offshore (GWO) Certificates. Also 8 students have comme...
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Energy and manufacturing to receive skills boost
Students could get work experience opportunities through new STEM Coordination Hub
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