Annie Constable-Berry - Graduate Analyst
During my final year studying Physics at the University of Warwick, I applied for a work experience placement at Aquaterra. Knowing it was an engineering company, I wasn’t sure if they would have a role for a physics graduate, but I was offered a two week placement in the Riser Analysis department during the Christmas holidays, and then a second one over Easter. This lead to me being offered a place as a Graduate Analyst once I had completed my degree.
The work is both interesting and challenging and I am thoroughly enjoying it and learning all the time. I have been given the opportunity to work on projects for some of the biggest companies in the oil and gas industry, and I really enjoy being given these responsibilities and feeling that my contribution is valued. My colleagues are really friendly and happy to help or answer any questions.
Aquaterra is committed to the professional development of its employees and there are plenty of opportunities for new training and qualifications, including charterships. The first few steps of planning a career can be daunting but support and feedback is always available at Aquaterra if you ask for it.
In short, Aquaterra is a great company to work for and I would definitely recommend sending in an application.
Robert Ryan - Graduate Engineer
I graduated from the University of Bristol with a Masters’ Degree in Civil Engineering in July 2014. I saw Aquaterra Energy, an award winning offshore service provider, as an excellent place to begin my career in the oil and gas industry. The opportunity to rotate around different departments is an excellent way to gain a broad understanding of what the company does as well as knowledge of the wider oil and gas industry.
So far, I have completed two rotations on the Graduate Scheme. My first rotation in the Technical Sales department gave me a fantastic insight in to the commercial, work-winning aspects of Aquaterra Energy as well as the wider oil and gas industry - how we develop and offer our solutions to clients, and how we make our offers competitive.
During my next placement in QHSE, I had the opportunities to visit our Hydraulics workshop in Beccles, Suffolk and to assist QHSE Support Engineers whilst they conducted inspections on our suppliers.
All the staff at Aquaterra Energy are friendly, approachable and happy to help with any questions you might have. Since joining, I have been warmly welcomed, and become involved with a variety of social activities such as football and cycling.
Aquaterra Energy’s ICE-approved Graduate Rotation Scheme is also a fantastic opportunity for Graduates to work towards their professional chartership whilst being given real responsibility from the beginning.
Neil Deacon - Graduate Analyst
I joined Aquaterra Energy at the beginning of September 2014 after finishing my Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of East Anglia, where I had previously studied for an MMath as an undergraduate.
When I was looking for a job, Aquaterra Energy stood out as a place where I could utilise the skills I developed in my time at university and despite only being here a short while it has already become evident that I made the right choice. The work can be challenging but is immensely rewarding.
You are involved in important projects from the very beginning, and while this could be daunting, people will happily take time out of their day to sit with you to help you understand what you are doing. This helpfulness as well as the friendliness of staff here are important reasons why I am enjoying working for Aquaterra Energy so much.
Aadil Marzani - Project Engineer
I graduated from Cranfield University with a Masters’ Degree in Subsea Engineering in September 2014 having previously completed a Bachelors’ Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Warwick in 2010.
I chose Aquaterra Energy ahead of other career options as I identified the company as the ideal place to begin my career as an engineer in the oil and gas industry. The company’s rotational programme allowed me to gain a broader overview of the products the company offered and how they contributed to the industry as a whole.
As of now, I have completed my rotational programme, including working directly with the Managing Director to gain a greater understanding of the business. Having completed my offshore survival training, I have been given the opportunity to travel to the North Sea and Mediterranean to work, personally installing AE’s products offshore. I have now decided to pursue the route as a Project Engineer with AE, which involves working closely with clients to deliver their projects. It really does keep you on your toes every day!
All the staff at Aquaterra Energy are open to teaching and guiding you along the way. There are also many social activities to get involved with such as football and cricket.
I am originally from London and all I can say is that Norwich is a lovely place to live.