Wireline Trainee Programme, Esbjerg

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Start your career in the well intervention industry

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

Our 3-month trainee programme in Esbjerg 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 Well Intervention Academy (WIA) facilities in Stavanger, makes Altus Intervention the place to begin your journey.

The success of the global Multi-Service Training Programme in our Aberdeen and Stavanger branches has led us to extend our training programmes across the Norway and Denmark region.

The aim of the training programme is to train candidates to assume the position of wireline operator, with the required knowledge, skills and experience to further progress to more senior roles.


The ideal candidate

The programme is designed to develop individuals with a mechanical background or knowledge. To qualify, candidates are required to hold the relevant Craft Certificate, such as a “Maskinmester”, “Smed”, in Denmark to demonstrate knowledge and understanding. Prior mechanic and hydraulic maintenance /electro/ automation engineering experience is preferred but not essential. Ideal candidates must be able to communicate in both English and Danish and live locally in the Esbjerg area. 


Programme content

Your training will include the following:

•        Basic safety and crane & lifting course

•        Oil & gas industry context, including geology, completion and well intervention services

•        Mechanical wireline services; surface equipment, rig up, downhole tools, toolstrings and pressure control

•        Basic electrical wireline services, introduction to production logging and wireline tractor services

•        Operational training on Altus Intervention services and operations

•        QHSE perspective will be implemented throughout the training programme

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


Altus Intervention will cover all costs pertaining to training, travel and accommodation.

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 trainee wireline operator and more senior roles.


You will earn while you learn on the job. Initially, you will receive a trainee level salary, which will then increase upon promotion to the position of wireline operator, subject to passing exams.


When can I start?

The first training program begins August 1st 2018 and will run for 3 months.



The training programme will take place in Esbjerg and at the Well Intervention Academy (WIA) in Stavanger, Norway. The academy consists of practical testing and training facilities needed to create realistic offshore conditions. As most of the training will take place in Stavanger, you must be willing to stay in Stavanger for the duration of the training programme, however, certain trips home will be covered.

The Well Intervention Academy

WIA facilitates training in classrooms, workshops and the full-scale rig. We have two wells measuring 40m and 390m, replicating an offshore setup and conditions to provide as much practical experience as possible. Our impressive facilities also include a 28-metre high intervention rig tower. 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 quickly, progress after passing the required exams. Promotion to the position of wireline operator is the first step and from here, there is wide scope for career progression to more senior roles, cementing your place in the well intervention industry. Certainly, the programme will be stimulating and is designed to stretch your capabilities to meet the demands of the job.

Unique training programme

Not only are our WIA facilities second to none, but 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.


Interested candidates can apply to Hr.dk@altusintervention.com 

Please specify which position you are applying for. A copy of relevant and valid documents and certificates must be submitted upon application.

Contact person: Bjørn Barka, mobile: +47 98296840

Apply by:  22.07.18

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