Process Apprenticeship PERENCO UK LIMITED

Perenco are working in partnership with HETA to offer placements to talented, aspiring Engineers. Students will be working on a 3 year apprenticeship, year 1 will be spent at the HETA training centre in Hull where they will complete the following training. Multi-skilled workshop training including Maintenance, hand fitting and CAD.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After the first year at college, mid year and end of year salary increases will be given until Junior Technician Level is achieved (3 years after starting apprenticeship)

  • Working week

    After the first year at college, the working week will be 37.5 hrs/week (subject to age), Mon-Fri. After an initial ‘bedding in’ phase shift work will commence working 7 days on/7 days off (details to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Specialist Process training including:

  • Control Monitor Record and Adjust Processing Activities
  • Dealing With Hazards In Processing Environments
  • Dealing With Emergencies In Processing Environments
  • Use of DCS Simulators
  • A BTEC Level 3 Extended certificate in Engineering delivered one day a week

Accommodation will be provided for year 1, which includes bills. During this year a living allowance will be given of £300/month and travel expenses from Norfolk to Hull return, can be claimed back.

The training you will be getting

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

Years 2 and 3 will then be spent at the Perenco site in Bacton where they will work alongside our team and gain hands on experience and training to further their knowledge in the following areas:

  • To demonstrate exceptional safety awareness and leadership, coaching others to ensure safety, efficiency and compliance are maintained or improved at all times
  • To conduct all routine operational activities that are necessary to maintain the safe operation of the facilities whilst minimising any production downtime
  • To optimise production through the adoption of the best practice and the proactive identification and resolution of problems and / or opportunities with the facilities
  • To conduct fault finding investigative techniques to establish the cause of upsets to normal operations
  • To perform accurate monitoring and recording of all data and information associated with safe and compliant operations
  • To maintain good communication across all areas of the operation ensuring that all information handover is conducted effectively
  • Oversee the control of work process ensuring that all work is performed safely and is compliant with company policy, operational procedures and practices
  • Oversee the preparation of the production processes for maintenance and well service activities and the safe reinstatement on completion of the works
  • Adopt flexible working arrangements to ensure that the operation is adequately supported both during normal and outside of normal working hours
  • On request take part and / or contribute in the incident investigation process
  • Actively support project construction & commissioning activities including the supervision of vendors, contractors or discipline specialists
  • Carry out all activities as required by the IMS
  • Maintain an emergency response role in support of company policy
  • Responsible for conducting operational activities in compliance with the company Major Accident Hazard (MAH) processes and procedures

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On planned completion candidates will progress into a Junior Technician role with Perenco and there is a structured development route to become a full technician thereafter
  • There will also be an opportunity to progress into higher level qualifications such as HNC

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade 5s or above) Essential

Things to consider

Competencies: • Team worker with the ability to work independently. • Self-motivated and enthusiastic. • Demonstrable problem solving and decision making skills. • Skilled and experienced in oil & gas operations is desirable. • A strong HSE knowledge and skillset is preferred. • Computer literate and familiar with the Microsoft Office suite. • Ability to communicate effectively through spoken and written methods. • Attention to detail. • Knowledgeable in control of work processes.

About the employer

At Perenco we believe in sustainability. We recycle, we modernise and we redevelop. In both mature and marginal oil and gas production, this means making the most of what already exists. Taking on projects that others have left behind, doing better and producing longer. That was the vision of our founder Hubert Perrodo. We work in some of the places in the world where the technical challenge of achieving long-term oil and gas production may be very complex. We care about how we operate and we take our commitments seriously. EMPOWERMENT: We want the communities where we operate to develop. We support training in all sorts of areas including healthcare, farming and education. RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: We limit the impact we have with our operations in oil and gas production. That means keeping the environment in mind and trying to put it back to how we found it, as well as putting biodiversity first. HEALTH: We are committed to update, build and equip local healthcare facilities, support relevant screening programmes and improve access to life-saving medicines. INFRASTRUCTURE: We know access to energy, water and safe roads is difficult in the places where we work. Which is why infrastructure is so important in our CSR action policy. We work alongside local authorities to improve the situation in the short and long term. It’s not just “drilling for oil” or simply oil and gas production. Come and create solutions which increase the lifespan of the world's energy resources. Our teams design made-to-measure solutions in mature and marginal hydrocarbon fields around the world. We don't believe in failure, only in opportunities to learn. We’re always looking for the next challenge.




Natural Gas Terminal

Paston Road


NR12 0JF

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024