Application process

The application process has 4 stages:

Stage 1 - Application form 

All applications must be submitted online

Stage 2 - Aptitude Test

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an aptitude test

There are 5 multiple choice tests:

1. Numerical Reasoning
The Numerical Reasoning Test measures a candidate’s ability to make correct decisions or inferences from numerical or statistical data. The test measures the ability to work with numerical data in a realistic workplace context. This task involves analysing some data in the form of a graph or chart, performing some kind of calculation and answering a short question.

2. Numerical computation
Numerical Computation Test is suitable for the selection and development of individuals in technically or practically oriented jobs. This test measures basic numeracy and is appropriate for craft apprentices and also for more general use. The emphasis is on understanding numerical relationships and operations as well as quick and accurate calculation. A core skill in many technical jobs.

3. Fault diagnosis
Fault diagnosis Test is  suitable for the selection and development of individuals in technically or practically oriented jobs. This test assesses the ability to identify faults in logical systems.

4. Mechanical comprehension
The Mechanical Comprehension Test measures a candidate’s ability to understand basic mechanical principles and their application to devices such as gears, levers and simple structures. This ability is very important whenever any equipment, hardware or machinery is being designed, installed or maintained. This type of test is relevant for use in assessment where the following tasks are critical aspects of the job: understanding/designing the operation of machine components, operating mechanical devices or maintaining and repairing machinery.

5. Technical  understanding
Technical understanding Test is suitable for the selection and development of individuals in technically or practically oriented jobs. This test measures the ability to understand written passages containing the type of material likely to be found in a typical technical setting, such as machine manuals and operating instructions.

To help you prepare and feel more relaxed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the different types of questions and timings by taking practice tests online.  There are a number of online practice tests available and you can access these on the Oil & Gas Skills Navigator.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, make sure we are made aware of this in advance so any adjustments can be made.

Stage 3 - Interview

Following a successful aptitude test, you will be invited to attend a formal interview. 

There are many resources available offering helpful hints so you can leave a lasting impression on the interviewers. 

Our top five hints are:

  • Do your research
  • Practice your answers
  • Look the part
  • Stay calm
  • Ask questions!

Stage 4 - Finalising the offer

If you are successful, it is important that you send back the completed offer of acceptance promptly or before the respond by date.