OGTAP Technical Apprenticeship Program

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      Smith Ida


      Recruitment for this year’s Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship
      Program (OGTAP) has launched today (Sunday 1st October) as the
      innovative scheme for searches for its 2024 Nigerian cohorts.

      The OGTAP scheme, managed by OPITO, the global safety and skills
      organization, and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
      (ECITB), on behalf of industry operators and major contractors, was
      launched in 1999 to create a sustainable pipeline of skilled and
      competent technicians.

      Since then, more than 300,000 people globally have completed the
      four-year apprenticeship across four disciplines: instrument and
      control, electrical maintenance mechanical maintenance, and process
      operations. Apprentices gain recognized qualifications and practical
      training while working alongside OGTAP sponsoring companies.

      “There is always a huge demand for an OGTAP place which is not
      surprising given the many exciting and diverse opportunities this
      industry offers and we welcome applications from anybody who meets the
      entry requirements with an interest in pursuing a career in this field.

      Click here to see Eligibility requirements.

      “With the world of energy ever-changing, it’s vital that we develop a
      skilled workforce to deliver a net zero future. Apprentices are set to
      play a huge role in the future energy workforce and the OGTAP program
      provides the fundamental qualifications needed for roles across the
      energy sector now and in the future”

      Successful applicants on the scheme will attend an industry-appointed
      College for 21 months, gaining various qualifications including:

      * Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 (Performing
      Engineering Operations)
      * National Certificate (multi-discipline)
      * Higher National Certificate (allocated discipline)
      * OPITO Global Standards -Oil and Gas Level 2

      After college, OGTAP apprentices then spend two years with a sponsoring
      energy company where they receive expert training and mentoring, gaining
      industry-specific skills as well as a Scottish Vocational Qualification
      (SVQ) at SCVQ Level 7 in their discipline

      Applications for the 2024 intake are now open for Nigerian citizens.

      To find out more about the Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship, please


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