Technical Greenhand Programme

Are you interested in going Offshore as a Technical Greenhand for Atlas Professionals in the UK?

Kick-start your Offshore career with Atlas Professionals

Due to client and market demand, Atlas Professionals in Aberdeen are expanding their long-standing Greenhand Roustabout Programme to technical positions, introducing a bespoke Technical Greenhand Programme from May 2022 onwards for Onshore Professionals with a technical background interested in going Offshore for the first time.

Qualifying trades include Motorman, Mechanic / Assistant Mechanic, Electrician / Assistant Electrician and Assistant Crane Operator. The minimum certificates required to be considered for the Technical Greenhand Programme are listed below.

How it works

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I attend a Greenhand Training Day?

Register for on of our upcoming Greenhand Training Days and complete your MyAtlas account. Your application will then be reviewed.

What happens during the course?

You will undergo safety awareness training with our Senior HSEQ Advisor Mark McDonald as well as a one-to one interview with one of our North Sea drilling recruiters. You will also complete an aptitude test.

Where does the training take place?

The Technical Greenhand Programme will be held at a Training Provider in Aberdeen.

How long is the training?

It is a one-day training course.

What job can I be offered as a result of Greenhand training?

Once all relevant courses are passed, Atlas Professionals Aberdeen will be able to consider you for Technical roles. Whilst we have a significant amount of rotational and ad hoc opportunities across various clients, Atlas Professionals cannot guarantee work – however we have significant buy-in and interest from multiple Clients.

How much does it cost to attend?

We offer our Greenhand Trainings Days free of charge.

What training certificates do I need?

To gain employment as a Technical Greenhand, you will require the following:

  • Fit to Train,
  • BOSIET with CA EBS,
  • OGUK Medical,
  • MIST,
  • Shoulder Measurements.

All of these certificates are essential. However, depending on the technical position, there are specific certificates to match for the following roles;

  • Electrician / Assistant Electrician: Trade Paper, Compex, 18th edition, City and Guild, Lv 3 NVQ.
  • Mechanic / Assistant Mechanic / Motorman: City and Guild, Trade Paper, NVQ Lv 3, CoC OOW.
  • Assistant Crane Operator: Crane Op Stage 2.

Who pays for the training?

All trainings are self-funded.

How much does the training cost?

We are able to offer our Technical Greenhands exclusive discounted training rates with training providers after successful attendance of a Technical Greenhand Training Day. For the cost of the Fit to Train, BOSIET with CA EBS, OGUK Medical, MIST and Shoulder Measurements is £620 + VAT with the discounts included.

What past successful attendees say

Rene Evangelista
Motorman on Concordia

Darren Farquharson
Greenhand Roustabout

Carlos Pupa
2nd Engineer on Safe Concordia

Pieter de Waal
Business Manager