Here a list with all the approved Training Centers in Norway and all the different courses they offer:
"Fair Winds and Following Seas"
Our unique recruiting system is finally live.. it was opened to the public last Wednesday and today we have more than 500 crew members registered.. that’s an awesome way to start and give us lot’s of hope in the future to come..
During the next weeks you will be able to do the following through our system:
· Apply for jobs that are published in our website or on our clients websites
· Send messages directly to us or companies that work together with OffshoreCrew
· Download your Profile as PDF (CV style)
We continue working on developing our recruiting system further and further.. so please let us know what is important for you and we will try to implement it in our system. Remember that this is designed for you..so we will try to do all what we can to make our system better.
We are currently working with major offshore companies/ship owners, mostly in Norway, helping them to find the right candidates for the positions they have available and also finding the right way to implement our system in their recruitment process. The candidates that suit the profiles for the available positions are and will be contacted directly by us.
We just want to say thank you to all of you who have registered..and invite everyone who hasn’t done it yet.. this is not only for people that is looking for a new job, is also for those that are open to receive new job offers that can be interested.
If you wonder about anything or have something to share with us.. please call us
I have been working during the past 6 years crewing up vessels operating in the different parts of the globe.. some places easier than others.. and some countries more proctetive of their own resources than others....but we always face the same problem.. how to get qualified local content for the vessels or rigs..
For example, in countries like Brazil, companies have to comply with the so called "resolution 72" that forced comanies to have a certain amount of local crew omboard their vessels depending on the length of the project as per the following:
90 days job: 1/3 of the crew has to be Brazilian
180 days job: 1/2 of the crew has to be Brazilian
360 days job or more: 2/3 of the crew has to be Brazilian
Don't misunderstand me.. I do believe that this is correct... is thier Oil and because of that all companies that would like to take a benefit from it should be able to provide sustainable jobs for the locals.. but what to do when there is not enough qualified personnel.. but you still have to comply with the rules?? what can be done to solve this problem?? Brazil is not the only place.. companies face the same problem in Angola,, Australia etc..
A good example on how to solve this shortage of qualified personnel was shown by SS7.. SS7 started in 2009 a cadet program in Angola.. they chose at that time 6 young Angolan's and sent them to South Africa to a Seafarer School.. 3 of them were trained as Deck Officers and 3 of them as Engineers..and until today they have done all the sea trainings onboard the SS7 vessels.. the numbers might seem low..6 people only.. but that's beside all the project and catering crew that they already had onboard their vessels..their gold was to have qualified Officers not just Ratings.. this shows a commitment to the society and the country... a way to say that we are not here only to take your Oil.. we can also help and contribute to the society..
I'm very glad to have been part of the Cadet program while I was in SS7..it was a great experience..
Let us know how do you think the shortage of qualified local crew can be solved in areas like Brazil, Africa and Australia
Should the big companies invest in education or facilitate their vessels and instalations for locals to do their practice??
2.- Offshore Safety Training and Safety Courses
In order for you to be allowed to join an Offshore instalation or vessel you must have at least a Basic Safety Training.
These trainings have been designed to provide you with the basic knowledge of survival in case of an emergency at sea.
Different parts of the world demand to have different kind of Offshore Survival trainings.. depending on the regulations that rules their continental shelfs. The most comun to have and that are approved by most of the countries are OPITO and OLF approved Offshore Safety Trainings.
OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization) was created in the UK and aim to set high standards to Offshore trainings in general. OPITO Safety Training Certificates are approved world wide.. so if you decide to start Offshore make sure that the training center where you will take your survival training is OPITO approved.
As an answer to OPITO Norwegians created OLF, that is an organization that set standards for trainings and courses for Offshore mainly in the Norwegian continental shelf. Most of the instalations and Sub Sea vessel in the Norwegian North Sea demand that all their crew must have OLF approved safety training.
There is a mutual recognition agreement between countries that shared the North Sea, that states the training and courses that are valid in this area.. which means for example that if you have an OPITO approved safety training you don't need to do the training again with an OLF approved training centre in order to start working in the Norwegian continental shelf.. more info regarding this mutual agreement you can find here below in the attachements.
Must comun Offshore Safety Training:
Eager to start working offshore but need some guidelines.. Follow our updates as we try to help you start your offshore career.
1.- Medical Certificate
The minimum requirement to start working Offshore is to have a valid Medical Certificate. A Medical Certificate verify that you are in optimal fisical conditions to work onboard a vessel or a platform. As you probably know most vessels and platforms are registered in a certain country .. the most generic medic certificate that are approved by almost all major flag states are the British (ENG1 and UKOOA) and the Norwegian (you have two different one for vessels and seafarers and one for oil platforms for offshore workers).
List of Doctors World wide able to provide Norwegian Medical Certificates:
List of Doctors world wide able to provide British Medical Certificates:
ENG1 for Seafarers:
UKOOA Offshore Workers: