Oil and Gas: Graduate Recruitment at KCA Deutag

KCA Deutag is currently the drilling operations contractor on 33 offshore platforms worldwide and owns and operates a fleet of mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 2 jack-ups and 3 self-erecting tender barges. The company also owns and operates a fleet of more than 60 land drilling rigs. Our six Core Values define ‘the KCA Deutag way’ and are underpinned by our Policies, Standards and Procedures. They help guide our business approach and culture and our people in working safely, effectively and ethically across our operations.

Job Title: Graduate Operations Engineer

Who We Are Looking For

The KCA Deutag Graduate Development Programme has been created to help accelerate the development of qualified graduates to successful future KCA Deutag managers and leaders within a 3 year time period. These managers will be fully equipped to run Safe, Effective and Trouble-free operations.

The aim for all Operations Graduates is to reach the level of Assistant Rig Manager (or equivalent) upon completion of the programme. The programme has therefore been designed to provide our Operations Graduates with the widest possible exposure to KCA Deutag’s people, operations, equipment, processes and clients.

Intensive rig-based training up to the level of Assistant Rig Superintendent/Toolpusher
Completion of “Milestone” questions to ensure a suitable level of competence has been gained in each rig based position
Corporate based assignments, either in the Aberdeen office or any of our local in-country offices
Completion of structured training, delivered by the KCA Deutag or external providers
Completion of various self-study modules, reports and presentations

What we look for

Key skills & attributes
Applicants must be:
Open to working with different cultures
Able to demonstrate leadership in conjunction with commitment and have a determination to succeed
Prepared to work rotational assignments, both on and offshore, along with office based assignments
Able to demonstrate a fluency in English, both oral and written
Willing to undertake training during field break
Willing to work in any of KCA Deutag’s worldwide locations

Qualification Requirements
Applicants must hold a minimum of a 2:1 degree in any discipline, with the following disciplines being preferred;
- BEng or MEng Honours
- BSc Honours in an engineering discipline



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