How to Apply & FAQs
How do I apply for a position with Subsea 7?
All applications must be made online via our careers website. In order to apply for a vacancy you must register and set up a Personal Profile.
This will enable you to apply directly for any vacancy we advertise. You can find all vacancies through our job search function or set up job alerts to inform you of any new vacancies.
What is a personal profile?
A Personal Profile allows you to enter additional information about yourself and your interests. We are able to search against this and approach you directly if we have a role that could be of interest to you.
For Offshore Personnel, particularly those who are looking for day-rate or contract work you can enter the date you are next available.
How do I set up a job alert?
To set up job alerts you will need to register with our careers site, set up a Personal Profile then create job alerts according to roles you are interested in.
You can select up to 7 Locations, disciplines and the frequency you wish to receive your alerts; these can be updated at any time.
Whenever a new job matching your criteria is posted onto our site you will receive an alert in the timeframe you have selected.
Tips for a successful application
Preparing your CV
Your CV is a tool to promote yourself, your skills and your achievements. You need to make yourself interesting and relevant so we want to find out more about you. Before submitting your CV here are a few tips to bear in mind:
- Make sure it is up to date and relevant to the role
- Make sure your reader can easily find out about your skills and achievements
- We want to know about your most recent experience and education first – put information in reverse chronological order
- An introductory personal profile that sums up your skills and experience and explains the type of job you are looking for works well.
Your CV should include:
- Name, address, contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses)
- Skills and knowledge
- Management and other experience
- Training and development
- Highest level of education
If you are called for an interview
The interview is your chance to showcase your skills, abilities and personality. We want to know what you have been doing, and what you are capable of, so make sure this comes across in your answers. Think about questions that are likely to come up and rehearse your answers as far as possible. Likely questions include:
- Why are you suitable for this job?
- What are your relevant skills and experience?
- What makes you a good candidate?
- What are your strengths and where do you need to develop your skills?
- Why are you interested in this vacancy?
- Why you are interested in Subsea 7?
- What are you looking for in your next job?
- Why are you looking?
- What are your longer-term aspirations and ambitions?
Prepare some questions of your own to ask too. This demonstrates your interest in the role and the organisation and shows that you have done your research and considered your career options.
It is important you come away from the interview with the information you need to make an informed decision about Subsea 7.
Where do you advertise your vacancies?
The majority of our current vacancies are advertised on our website. We also post vacancies on international job boards, and within local, national and industry-specific newspapers and publications.
At times we may use recruitment agencies who are designated preferred suppliers and committed to our high standards and service levels.
How can I make a speculative application?
We don’t accept speculative applications. However, you can register with our site and create a job alert and a Personal Profile. The Personal Profile allows us to search for you and know more about your areas of interest. We can then contact you directly if we have a new role that may be of interest to you.
I would like to apply for an internship - How do I do that?
Internships are the usual way to gain entry into our French and Brazil locations. Other locations occasionally offer internships and these would be advertised on the website.
I'm about to graduate and want to get into the oil & gas industry. Where do I start?We have programmes for Engineering and Commercial graduates running in many locations. Timings vary:
|Country||Typical Advertisment Period|
|Norway||August – October|
|Brazil||August – October (Intern Programme)|
|UK||September – December|
|France||October – February (Intern Programme)|
|Australia||Feb - April|
Click here for more information on our Graduate Programmes
I’m an experienced professional engineer, how can I transfer my skills and experience into the oil & gas industry?
We welcome experienced engineers from other industry sectors into Subsea 7 in a number of locations. You will participate in a formal Conversion Programme, the nature of which varies from country to country, to meet local needs. These are run several times a year in different locations.
Click here for more information on our Conversion Programmes.
What training and development opportunities are available?
When you join Subsea 7 you will be given every opportunity to develop your skills and experience and we will ensure that you are given all the necessary training required to carry out your job.
Click here for more information on supporting your development.