How to Apply & Your Questions Answered
We have gathered some of your most commonly asked questions about applying and working at Subsea 7.
How to apply
How do I apply for a position with Subsea 7?
If you want to work with us, the best way to apply is online via our careers website. By setting up a personal profile you will be able to apply directly for any jobs you think are suitable. You can find all vacancies through our job search function or set up job alerts for relevant new vacancies.
What is a personal profile?
Your personal profile allows you to enter additional information about yourself and your interests. This gives us a better idea about you and allows us to approach you directly if we have a role that could be of interest to you. If you work offshore, particularly if you are looking for day-rate or contract work, simply enter the date you are next available.
Setting up a job alert
To set up job alerts you will need to register with our careers site, set up a personal profile and create job alerts according to the roles you are interested in. You can select up to seven locations, disciplines and the frequency you wish to receive your alerts. You can update these at any time. Whenever a new job matching your criteria is posted onto our site we will send you an alert in the timeframe you have selected.
Tips for a successful application - Prepare your CV
Your CV is a tool to promote yourself, your skills and your achievements. It should be used to point out all the interesting and relevant things about you, so that we can find out more.
Before submitting your CV, be sure to check:
- It is up-to-date and relevant to the role
- Your reader can easily find out about your skills and achievements
- Your most recent experience and education is listed first, in reverse chronological order
- You’ve included an introductory personal profile that sums up your skills and experience and explains the type of job you are looking for
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 are interested to find out about what you have been doing, and what you are capable of.
The kinds of questions we like to ask are:
- 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 for a new role?
- What are your longer-term aspirations and ambitions?
You should prepare some questions of your own to ask too. This is a great way of demonstrating your interest in the role and our organisation and shows that you have done your research and thought about where you want your career to go. We want you to come away from the interview with the information you need to make an informed decision about Subsea 7.
Your Questions Answered
Where do you advertise your vacancies?
The majority of our vacancies are advertised on our website. We also post vacancies on international job boards, and within local, national and industry-specific newspapers and publications. We do sometimes 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. But by creating job alerts and a personal profile you allow us to search for you and know more about your areas of interest. We can then get in touch 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 France and Brazil locations. Other locations occasionally offer internships and we advertise these on the website.
I'm about to graduate and want to get into the energy industry. Where do I start?
We have programmes for engineering and commercial graduates running in many locations. Timings vary:
||Typical Advertisment Period
||August – October
||August – October (Intern Programme)
||September – December
||October – February (Intern Programme)
||February - April|
I’m an experienced professional engineer, how can I transfer my skills and experience into the energy industry?
We welcome experienced engineers from other industries at a number of our locations. When you join us, you will participate in a Conversion Programme, which is designed to ensure you understand and meet locals needs. The programmes vary from country to country and are run several times a year.
What training and development opportunities are available?
When you join Subsea 7 we will give you the opportunities you need to develop your skills and experience. We will ensure you are given all the necessary training required to carry out your job.