Application process

The application process has 4 stages:

Stage 1 - Application form 

All applications must be submitted online from the OGTAP website - the 2020 recruitment process will be announced shortly.   

Stage 2 - Aptitude Test

If your application is successful, you will be sent an online aptitude test to complete at home. 

There are 2 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. 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.

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 an 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.  Successful candidates will be accepted subject to passing a medical. 

Stage 5 - OGUK Medical 

 In order to be fit to work offshore, it essential to pass the OGUK Medical before starting the apprenticeship. The OGUK Medical will consist of:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • BMI
  • Basic Vision (including Ishihara – colour blindness)
  • Urinalysis
  • Pulse & Blood Pressure
  • Lung Function Test
  • Audiogram
  • Consultation with a Doctor

In the video below, the OGTAP Champions tell us how they found out about the scheme and share tips for being successfully chosen to join the programme.