Many employers provide ample learning opportunities that will
enhance the skills of employees. A lot of skills training in oil
and gas is done right on-the-job and through in-house employee
development programs. In addition to formal training and
orientation, new employees are often paired up with seasoned
employees, mentors or supervisors to 'learn the ropes.'
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Co-ops and Internships
Many post-secondary institutions and colleges offer co-ops and
internships to complement your academic learning. Co-ops and
internships are supervised work experiences, generally taken in
between semesters for credit, and can be paid or non-paid. Choosing
a diploma or degree program with a co-op option could greatly
increase your competitive edge upon graduating. Many oil
and gas employers also offer formal internship programs, and
may recruit students at career fairs or other special events.
Employers in oil and gas are well-known for comprehensive
training programs that keep you, the employee growing and reaching
new heights in your career. Every employer offers different
training options, and it's wise to do your research ahead of
Taking advantage of these offerings can help prepare you for a
promotion, give you skills that you can use both on and off the
work site, and keep you focused and engaged.