Hi there Jenny i would just like to inform you guys at effective offshore that im currently working in the uk at the moment in the wind and energy sector and would like to thank all you guys for the help i received in falcarragh and that it really helped me find employment in the industry and if you could tell everyone at effective offshore i said thanks and hello. Kind regards, Padraig McD

Andrew just got a start with Transocean as a Roustabout " thanks again for my course - Andrew Thorne EX farmer"

Would also like to send my best regards and appreciation to all the instructors at Effective, I've been down four times and I have to say they are a cracking bunch of guys, including your good self and Grace, got a call from shipyard while I was in effective on Monday to start work on the Byford Dolphin oil rig as long as I passed my level 3 , so happy days. Gary Mc C

Pat is now working as an Offshore Pipe Fitter on the Arbroath Platform with Wood Group.

Jason just letting you know I was just back from italy where I was working as a rope access welder for hrai. Im gonna be heading to the north sea soon as well. Just like to thank you for all your help,and also to vlad as well he is a top class instructor. Hopefully I will be back with you soon for my level 2 rope access. Thanks again. Brian Murray

Hi Guys and Girls , I just want to thank you for all your help and advice when i done my courses with you . I got the start as a welder on the ensco 92 in may and i have been absolutely flat out as a rigger welder since. so much so, i just got time to write ye a short message to say thank you. Wayne Keady

Hi and thanks to all the EO staff,i got the call from Aiken group to start on the BP Magnus platform in the north sea from august for a 10 month contract doing plumbing upgrades to the accommodation.Il be back soon also to do the rigger stage one and possibly the rope access too.thanks again to all involved. Eamonn Og Brogan

This time last year I was on my BOSIET/MIST, this year I'm on a platform feeding 9 people and living the dream. Stephen Henry

Hi Jason, Just dropping you a quick email to say thank you to your team with regard to all the training done. got a start on the OLEG STRASHNOV a 5000 tone lift barge, The training has proven to be excellent and 100% effective in what they require and expect. So again much thanks and much appreciation. All the very best. MacDara

Hi, Just to say thanks. Flying out today to Dutch sector for a 2week trip as a rope access rigger(level 3). After getting the level 3 rigger course got me out straight away I have turned down 3 other job offers after trying for 7months getting nothing - Well worth it". Liam Gillespie

Hello all, want to let you know i,ll be going offshore on a wind farm on wed 2 weeks on 2 weeks off with the company i work for pyeroy so thanks to shaun michael and hugo .......will keep you guys updated how i get on ... John rankin

Hi Jason & EO instructors, Just a quick email to let you know that I secured a 6 week swing as an MMO on a 2D seismic vessel in the Indian Ocean, with some more work promised in August. We joined at Dili, East Timor. I really enjoyed the BOSIET course and I wish my fellow participants the best of luck in securing employment in their respective sectors. All the best, James

"How's it going just the shout to go to the North Sea to a jack up rig, Thanks to Effective Offshore". David Mathews

Congratulations to Thomas Mc H. Thomas is offshore on the 20th working as a Roughneck for Enco in the North Sea

"Congratulations to Oscar P. Oscar just got a start as a Deckhand at Irish Sea Contractors.

Congratulations to Casey W. Casey has just got a start as a Rigger with Mastiff Heavy Lifting.

Congratulations to Mark Mc Q. Mark has got a start on a Jack up with a company called Reel Group " Fly out tomorrow morning. Out there as a welder. If all goes well I hope to get back up to you for a Rope Access Course" "Thanks for all your help, wouldn't of had a look in without the mist and bosiet!".

Congratulations to David M. Please tell Shaun and Hugo that I have already been offered work for Total on a contract starting 4th January in Yell sound Shetland doing trawlability tests on the Tomore pipeline. Regards David

Congratulations to Conor B. Congratulations to Conor who got a start through Copius Recruitment in Belfast

Congratulations to Angelo M. Want to say big thank you for all the help ,I got interview and just got word so i start with Deep Ocean 1st feb as Deck leader

Hello James hope you are keeping well. I got a start yesterday with Windhoist as a Wind Turbine Technician and will be starting the end of the month either in Cork or Tipperary. They will be putting me through further training over the next few weeks before I start. Just thought I would share my good news and also thank you and the rest of the team there at Effective for your great training. I hope to be back with Effective in new year to do my Rigger 3 assessment when Effective get it up and running. Again thanks a Million... Jonathan Mc A

Hello Jenny and all at effective offshore just an update to let you know that i finally got my first trip offshore after a year of pestering every company know in the offshore sector i got the break with amec pipefitting on the Atlantic Rotterdam i am nearly through my first week so as Khris and the boys told us our first day in that classroom be persistent and it does pay off all the best for now talk soon. John L

Hi all, I done my Rigging Stage 1 from the 10 th to the 12 of September 2013 and the next day Friday the 13 th I received a call from Swire Blue Ocean A/S to join the largest jack up vessel in the world the" Pacific Orca to work as an AB/Rigger and a full time position. I finished my AB ticket a few years and done my rigging ticket but without the tickets you will not get the good jobs. I will be back in effective offshore to do more courses very shortly. Pat K

Just to let you all know that after months of trying I'm getting my first start working on a Total Rig,induction on the 12th and fly out to rig on the 13th. Many thanks to everyone at Effective. Marc Zellie

Just a quick email, I did my bosiet and mist with yourselves 5 months ago and have successfully gotten an offshore ad hoc Job with an inspection company, I originally did a month working for them first onshore at a dry dock on an fpso, not quite offshore but close. This has lead into getting offshore with them currently on the Montrose Alpha. I Hope everybody else is still working the phone and sending out cv's which I spent weeks upon weeks doing, as most company's want someone with previous experience without giving them the chance to gain it. Just remember getting a start onshore in a related environment can lead to being offshore very quickly! Regards, Andy M

" Thanks for the excellent standard of training I received doing my MIST/BOSIET in March 2013. The information given by the instructors in addition to the course content was relevant & useful I completed my HSE Offshore Medic training in Aberdeen at the end of May. I received my first work at the start of July (onshore) for 2 weeks in a gas terminal in the north east of England. I am currently on my second job, this time I am offshore, on a flottel with Prosafe & have been offered a short term contract. There are definitely opportunities in this industry and I would encourage people to give it a try. Start by doing your MIST/BOSIET training with Effective Offshore, it is definitely a step in the right direction. I would like to say a special thank you to Buster and Eamonn who were our instructors for the week. No doubt I will see you again for my refresher in a few years. All the best for the future, Bryan C

" Just wanted to take some time out and thank Chris & Eamonn (Not forgetting the rest of the team at effective offshore) for the help & advice for the interview I attended in Aberdeen. I managed to get a start with Evolve a training company as an instructor here in Dyce, best advice I can give is no matter how many times you are unsuccessful just keep sending in those applications, best of luck everyone! Thanks again, Charlie McLaughlin "

" I want to thank all the staff at effective offshore for the great help they gave me during the three weeks I was there especially Eamon who pushed me to keep trying all the time to which it has paid off. Starting a job on a survey vessel in Norwegian waters in two weeks time. Thanks again, Cheers, Richard Barry "

" Hi Guys, Just wanted to send you all a message. I did my MIST and BOSIET a couple of months ago with intention of looking for work in north sea. After getting knocked back a lot due to no experience offshore / I looked further afield. I am currently working in South Korea as an Permit Coordinator on construction of 3 offshore rigs that are due to sail to Qatar end of August. I will then have 6 weeks off, then head back to Qatar on 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off. It was having my OPITO approved training that help me get this job. All I could advise people is further than the North Sea. Opito is truly recognised world wide. Thanks for the training guys will be back again to add courses soon. Patrick C. "

" Just a quick e-mail to let the guys know I got the call on Tues 24th to be on the plane Friday morning 28th, Heading to an LNG plant in Holland for a couple of weeks and then offshore to the Dutch sector of the north sea. Say thanks to all the lads for the training and to anyone job hunting, keep at it and don't give up. Also tell Damien it was the rigger ticket that swung it for me ." Many Thanks and Kind Regards, James Trehy "

" I have been keeping busy sending off CV's and emails in the past few weeks, even went as far as Aberdeen to the expo last week, went out to Dyce the following day and handed out a load of CV's to company's, made the effort! I think its paying off though, I got a call on Monday to start with Wood Group PLC this week as a Pipe fitter out on the Perenco, I think it's called, for two trips initially, two week on and two off, just what I wanted. Just waiting for a call today, to find out when I'm flying out, I have to do a few days training first as I'm a new start, which I am glad off, then I'm off. Fingers crossed it goes well for me. Anyway, just wanted to let ye know the Craic, thanks for all the help and advice I got when I was at Effective Offshore. Kindest Regards, Pat Curran. "

" Just a quick email to say thank you again for the fantastic training (access to offshore) and all your help and support last autumn. I am out on a seismic vessel at the moment, working as a Marine Mammal Observer and I love it! Thanks again and please pass on my warm regards to everyone at Effective Offshore, Aleksandra Borawska "

" Just letting you know that i've been working for Transfield services from April. I'm in the oil sands in alberta Canada as a Welder Boilermaker on the Suncor oil refinery shut down. Thanks to all at Effective Offshore " Mark McShane

" Congratulations to Paraic Meehan who is off on his first trip offshore, Paraic will be working in the North Sea 2 on and 2 off and starts June 6th 2013. Wishing you all the best on your first start from all the crew at Effective Offshore. "

" Pat Keating here just to let you know i have received a job offer offshore and i am due to fly out on the 15th or 16th of April. I would like to thank all the instructors and staff at Effective Offshore for all the training and help that i received over the last number of weeks. I will keep you posted on my progress and of any job vacancies that may help anyone else trying to get started offshore. "

" Just letting you know that i've been working for Transfield services from April. I'm in the oil sands in alberta Canada as a Welder Boilermaker on the Suncor oil refinery shut down. Thanks to all at Effective Offshore " Mark McShane

" Congratulations to David Mc Cormack who after completing the Access to Offshore Course got a start as a Coded Welder on Monday the 4th of March. Well done David from all the Crew at Effective Offshore "

" Just a quick mail to say thanks to all the guys for the great week I had with you's doing the BOISET and MIST. I landed myself a job the following week doing electrical installation work on the Lincs wind farm just off Grimsby. Again thanks for all and see you's in a few years for the refresher courses. Cheers, Ruairi "

" Just a quick note guys to let ye know that I have signed an Employment Contract and I'm awaiting my work visa at the moment for Kazakhstan and I expect to be Offshore around the 10th Jan for my first trip. Kind Regards John O'Reilly "

" Just to let you guys know i got an adhoc trip offshore on the allseas ship Audacia (pipe layer) from Cape Town to Trinidad its Alan Fitzsimons guys btw would have emailed but internet is very slow here on boat cheers:) " Alan Martin Fitzsimons

" Just to say hello and wish all the team at Effective Offshore a Happy Christmas and lots of luck for the New Year. Also to say that I am working in Shetland on the above project and that anyone looking for work in the trades, e.g. joiners, steel fixers, scaffolders etc should check it out in the New Year. Agencies like Hays and Vanesky Brown seem to be the people to contact." Seamus Bourke

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