Well Services Trainee Programme, Aberdeen

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If you want to start your career in the well intervention industry, Altus Intervention is the place to start.

Our 7-week Well Services Trainee Programme in Aberdeen is centred around providing practical and theoretical training to those starting in the industry. The vast experience and expertise our instructors have, combined with our excellent Training Centre facilities in Aberdeen, makes Altus Intervention the place to begin your journey.

The aim of the training programme is to train candidates to assume the position of a well services trainee, with the required knowledge, skills and experience to progress to more senior roles.


The ideal candidate

The programme is designed to develop individuals with no experience in the oil and gas industry.  The ideal candidates will have a mechanical background although not essential.  It is a requirement for candidates to complete the standard requirements to travel offshore e.g. offshore medical and survival. 

Well Services Trainee Programme content

Your training will include the following:

  • Basic industry safety courses and Altus minimum standards training.
  • Oil & gas industry context, including geology, completion and well intervention services.
  • Mechanical wireline services; surface equipment, rig up, downhole tools, toolstrings, pressure control equipment and carrying out basic wireline runs.
  • Fluid pumping services; surface equipment, rigging up of treating iron, scale squeeze operations and operation of pumping equipment.
  • Nitrogen pumping operations; surface equipment, rig up, cooling down and nitrogen pumping.
  • Basic coil tubing; surface equipment, rig up, bottom hole assemblies, pressure control equipment and carrying out coil tubing runs.
  • Operational training on Altus Intervention services and operations.
  • QHSE perspective will be implemented throughout the training programme.

Our experienced personnel will deliver the course, providing on the job training.


Altus Intervention will cover the costs of training.  It is the candidate's responsibility to pay for travel and accommodation (if required) to attend the 7-week training course in Portlethen, Aberdeen.

We invest in our people, and giving our trainees the skills and knowledge to grow and move forward in their career is something we take pride in. Giving individuals this opportunity to progress, receiving training in both onshore and offshore conditions provides fully encompassing preparation for the demands of a well services trainee throughout their career


You will earn while you learn on the job. Initially, you will receive a trainee level salary and a daily offshore bonus rate while working offshore, which will then increase upon promotion as you progress through the competence framework.


The next training programme begins on 10th September 2018 and will run for 7 weeks.  Candidates must be available for the full 7 weeks – no holidays are permitted within this time.


The training programme will take place in Portlethen, Aberdeen at the Altus Training Centre. 

The Altus Training Centre
The Training Centre facilitates training in classrooms, workshops and training area where we can replicate an offshore stand-alone setup to provide as much practical experience as possible. This provides the ideal environment for practical training and testing of tools and equipment.


Career progression
The training that you receive will allow you to gain the required skills and knowledge to begin your career offshore.  Upon completion of the required training and experience, you will be promoted through the competence framework, cementing your place in the well intervention industry. The programme will be stimulating and is designed to stretch your capabilities to meet the demands of the job.

Unique training programme

Our focus on developing multi-disciplined crews from the beginning of our training programme ensures that we can train our personnel to provide innovative solutions to our clients. By training our personnel with in-depth knowledge and expertise across disciplines, they not only have a greater skill set, but can complete operations in a shorter timescale. This not only benefits, our personnel or us as a company but our clients too.

We have now completed 13 successful intakes of Well Services Trainees – some of which are now working in supervisory roles within the company.


Interested candidates can apply via Indeed.com.

Deadline: 22nd July 2018

Any further questions can be sent to careers.aberdeen@altusintervention.com.

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