Enshore JETS 2022
Our new JETS: Michael Crone, Jack Greener and Nauman Ahmed joined Enshore this month, our latest Junior Equipment Technicians.
We’re great believers in not only being open to in-bound expertise, but also nurturing up and coming engineering and technical talent. JETS (our Junior Equipment Technician Scheme) is a three year, hands-on introduction to working in our industry. It attracts great interest locally, here in Port of Blyth, and with a high retention rate, we’re proud that candidates get the chance to start as they mean to go on – learning specialist technical skills, and then rotating into a rewarding and varied career.
Michael, Jack and Nauman will all undertake intense training to help us maintain, repair and upgrade subsea equipment. As the scheme progresses, our JETS all spend time offshore on live projects, working with equipment, putting high levels of technical skill to the test.
There’s no debate, our JET scheme involves a steep learning curve. But that’s why we’re open to applications from a wide range of people: there’s no such thing as a ‘typical’ candidate for JETS. The induction involves a period of intense onshore training, learning how to maintain and upgrade subsea assets to an exceptionally high standard. We teach competence in HSEQ directives, and encourage all of our JETS to champion safety first in every aspect of their work; the scheme enables relationship building too, as we visit partners in the supply chain and explore innovative solutions to common problems together. In addition, everyone who joins Enshore’s JETS is encouraged to develop a technical specialism – something that interests them – which means we can offer both personal and professional development over the 3-year scheme as a whole. Then, in the second and third year of that scheme, our JETS move offshore. Integrating with the teams who are using these offshore assets, learning new maintenance and piloting skills.
Michael, Jack and Nauman will be Enshore ambassadors, not only for our business but also for the industry. For us, JETS is as much about learning how we can help clients the most from our equipment in a project, and ensure it’s used safely and effectively with minimum risk and impact on the environment, as it is about becoming competent in testing and applied, offshore maintenance techniques. Currently, we take on two or three JETS candidates each year, but we’re always keen to hear from new candidates.
Contact us if you’d like to find out more about our in-house technical expertise, and how our JETS keep us focussed on nurturing local talent.