Maritime Trainee, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Odfjell Drilling
Maritime Trainee, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Odfjell Drilling is looking for two strong technical maritime trainees that will rotate within various departments in our business area for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU). Following completion of the trainee program, it is the intention that the trainee will continue in a permanent position in MODU. This will be dependent on the trainees performance, motivation and interest, combined with the companys development and requirements. Former maritime trainees are now found in internal leading positions.

Our trainees will be a part of one of the leading management program in Norway, Maritime Trainee, which is organized for the industry by the Norwegian Shipowners Association (Rederiforbundet). The program lasts for 18 months and combines working in a world leading drilling company with an academic program with five modules in Norway, Singapore and London. This program gives you an outstanding way to start your career. In our MODU department you will be challenged within fleet management, technical department, digitalization and finance. You will be assigned offshore and travelling will be required.

Ideal for us, the candidates are interested and willing to write their master thesis in cooperation with Odfjell Drilling.

The positions will have their base at our head office in Bergen (Kokstad), but extensive flexibility is vital to succeed with the trainee program.

Job description

In addition to following the Norwegian Ship Associations trainee program, the trainees will rotate within various departments in our business area for Mobile Units. The work scope will include:


  • The candidates will be offered basic offshore safety training and exposed to frequent offshore travel during the program. The aim is to introduce and let the candidates cover several of our offshore positions within our MODU fleet.



  • Provide technical support to business and project development activities within the business area
  • Risk, safety and environmental impact assessments
  • Concept development and qualification within digitalization projects
  • Participate in class renewal projects
  • Build and maintain project and financial models
  • Prepare marketing proposals and other related materials
  • Support in tender processes
  • Assist in following up with existing customers and contract management
  • Analyze trends and operational data
  • Provide support to and back up for MODU Operations as and when required
  • Participate in specific projects as required
  • Assist in daily operations, coordination of repairs, maintenance and modifications of the rigs



  • Masters degree in engineering, with a specialization in naval architecture, marine, petroleum, cybernetics, robotics, software or mechanical engineering and/or data science.
  • You have a strong personal interest in the offshore industry
  • Solid computer skills
  • Fluent in Norwegian and English language
  • Strong analytical and reasoning ability


Personal qualities

  • You have the ambition of making a difference!
  • You are curious and have the drive to accomplish and fulfil tasks
  • You possess energy and drive
  • You identify with our values: committed, safety conscious, creative, competent & result oriented
  • You are a team-player and have good communication skills
  • You have a solution oriented attitude
  • You are flexible and service minded
  • You have the willingness and desire to travel, and the ability to function in business cultures on all continents


We offer

  • A challenging position and good opportunities for individual and professional development
  • A competent working environment, high employee satisfaction and enthusiastic colleagues
  • Offshore safety course together with an individual training program designed just for you
  • Competitive terms
  • Excellent insurance schemes including health-insurance
  • Flexible work-hours
  • In-house gym-facilities



Odfjell Drilling group has defined five core values in order to describe our basis for business operation and decision making. These values describe our managers and personnels competence and personality:


The company emphasizes in its recruitment policy to build teams with a diversified group of people, with regards to age, sex and cultural background.

Om arbeidsgiveren

Odfjell Drilling is an international drilling and well service provider with more than 45 years experience. Today, our approximately 2700 valued employees are serving clients in several international countries.
Odfjell Drilling owns and operates mobile offshore drilling units both in Norway and worldwide and is a provider of platform drilling services in the North Sea. The Company offers Well Services, Engineering and Project Management. We are an organization with long experience from harsh environments in the North Sea.
We continuously look for talented people to share the exciting challenges in the global oil and gas industry. Although the company is known for experience and expertise, we know how to appreciate innovation and new thinking.
Join us for the future; visit www.odfjelldrilling.com for more information on our people, values, and business.

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Sist endret 20. sep. 2018 16:33

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