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) and the programme is supported by a number of oil and gas operators and contractor companies.
OPITO manage the programme on behalf of the operators – these are companies who own oil and gas installations and produce the oil and gas.
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) manage the programme on behalf of the contracting companies - these are companies who provide a service to the operators. This includes staff, so although you may be employed by a contractor, you could still end up working at an operator's platform or gas plant.
Through a random selection process, apprentices will either be employed by OPITO or by one of the ECITB contractors.
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.
Gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees - OPITO has published apprenticeship gender pay information on their website.