What is offshore?
The offshore industry means that you work with oil, gas, or wind power. You work either inshore or offshore. Inshore includes landbased plants such as gas plants, shipyards or similar. Offshore means that you are out at sea, which most often means oil rigs, boats or wind power parks in the sea.
Working offshore also requires safety training that includes fire, medical and helicopter evacuation. Safety training provides only access to be allowed to travel offshore, it does not give you a certificate of competence or a professional qualification that give you permission to work in the industry. We do not provide the safety training.
To work in the Norwegian oil and gas industry is seen as the best in its industry and this depends very much on that they keep to strict rules and laws that benefits to all who work in the industry. Your working hours are normally 07:00-19:00 for day shift or 19:00-07:00 for night shifts, meaning you work 12 hour shifts for two weeks and then be home for at least as long.
The work set-up inshore is usually two weeks of work and a minimum two weeks leave. Offshore work is usually set up with two weeks of work and three or four weeks off.
When you go away on a job, the employer pays and organizes your travel “door to door”. This means that you do not have extra expenses for travel, food and accommodation etc. going to and from your work-site.