Sectors of industry
An OPITO case study

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Extraction of oil and gas sits within the primary sector. However, the oil and gas industry relies on the secondary sector for the next stage in the chain of production. This includes refining the oil to produce fuel and other products such as wax and lubricating oil.  Tertiary sector activities are involved in the trading of these oil and gas products to businesses and consumers.

OPITO - The Oil & Gas Academy supports the needs of the upstream oil and gas industry. The industry offers diverse careers ranging from engineering and chemistry to HR, hospitality, accountancy and even nursing. STEM subjects play a central part in the skill sets required for many industry roles. However, expertise in areas such as marketing, finance or law plays an important part too. Employees may enter the industry as apprentices or as graduates. Research is vital across the industry so people with postgraduate qualifications are also of particular value.

The oil and gas industry provides people with a wide range of transferable skills which can extend career opportunities. For example, building a foundation for an oil platform or cabling a platform to land to provide power uses the same techniques and skills as for setting up a wind turbine. The oil and gas industry is constantly evolving and OPITO The Oil and Gas Academy has a key role to play in ensuring the future growth of the industry.

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