Course Attended: Civil and Mining
The Certificate in Drilling programme covers the range of skills needed to work as an offsider in the drilling industry. I reckon it’s the best way to start. Once you’re in, you work your way up.
I’ve gone from offsider to being a driller in charge of a crew. It’s hard work, long hours, but rewarding. I learn something new every day.
Drilling can take you anywhere. The company I work for – Webster Drilling – has contracts all over the world. I’m just back from a stint working in Papua New Guinea. It was an amazing experience; I loved it.