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    It's probably just another name for a graduate engineer, trainee engineer, junior engineer, assistant engineer etc. The job description should provide more information.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    It's probably just another name for a graduate engineer, trainee engineer, junior engineer, assistant engineer etc. The job description should provide more information.
    Smack can you even get into the oil and gas sector with a 2.2 BEng? Also what is the salary progression for an average engineer in oil 5,10,20,30 years down the line assuming they move on to more senior roles?
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    (Original post by Youngman2012)
    Smack can you even get into the oil and gas sector with a 2.2 BEng?
    Yes, but probably not at the moment...

    Also what is the salary progression for an average engineer in oil 5,10,20,30 years down the line assuming they move on to more senior roles?
    Depends entirely on the role, the demand for the role (demand for different disciplines changes over time), staff or contractor, how often they have moved around, and other factors.
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    Yes, but probably not at the moment...



    Depends entirely on the role, the demand for the role (demand for different disciplines changes over time), staff or contractor, how often they have moved around, and other factors.
    Any estimates?

    Just so I have an idea of expectations.
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    (Original post by Youngman2012)
    Any estimates?

    Just so I have an idea of expectations.
    Are you expecting a job in oil?
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    Are you expecting a job in oil?
    Yes, i'm looking to get into oil once the oil industry recovers.
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    (Original post by Youngman2012)
    Yes, i'm looking to get into oil once the oil industry recovers.
    I can't predict what salaries will be at then, unfortunately.
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    I can't predict what salaries will be at then, unfortunately.
    Any idea of roles older engineers (Mechanical/Chemical/Electrical) have moved onto and were earning before the oil prices drop?
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    (Original post by Youngman2012)
    Any idea of roles older engineers (Mechanical/Chemical/Electrical) have moved onto and were earning before the oil prices drop?
    Contractors were getting between £500-£1000 per day in the golden years. Dependent on position, seniority etc.
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    Contractors were getting between £500-£1000 per day in the golden years. Dependent on position, seniority etc.
    Wow, the golden times should come back right? Oil prices can't stay low forever.
    Can a graduate engineer be expecting 40k after 3-5 years in the game?
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    (Original post by Youngman2012)
    Wow, the golden times should come back right? Oil prices can't stay low forever.
    Yes but there probably won't be the same amount of projects on the go which will mean far less pressure on contract rates. Companies will be a lot more cost concious.

    Can a graduate engineer be expecting 40k after 3-5 years in the game?
    I dunno.
 
 
 
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