Scheme Management

The Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme is managed by OPITO, the skills organisation for oil and gas, and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).

The programme is supported by a number of oil and gas operators and contractor companies and following your time at college, you will be placed by a sponsoring company on an offshore installation or onshore site to complete your training.

OPITO manage the programme on behalf of the operators – these are companies who own oil and gas installations and produce the oil and gas.

ECITB manage the programme on behalf of the contractors – these are companies who provide a service to the operators which includes the provision of technician personnel. 

You will be supported by OPITO or the ECITB throughout your training and will be appointed a mentor to help you over the four years.