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Exploring the Earth’s own ‘Final Frontier’
More people have walked on the moon than have dived to the deepest parts of the ocean.
We also know more about the surface of Mars than we do about parts of the sea on our planet. But pioneering engineers and scientists in the oil and gas industry are now finding new and innovative ways to explore the extreme depths of the world's waters.
Using the most cutting edge technology available to man, the UK energy sector offers some of the most exciting jobs in the world - and you can be part of it.
It could take you to Brazil one week, Australia the next, or even Greenland - and it's not all hard hats and oil rigs.
From scientists working in laboratories researching the uses of oil, to selling people the latest revolutionary products, there are thousands of careers in energy.
And more than ever, oil companies are looking for girls to sign-up for the life-changing opportunities on offer.
"It is a myth that oil and gas jobs are for men," said Morven Spalding, skills development director with OPITO, the industry’s skills body.
"Despite decades of work, we have only explored a small percentage of the world's oceans, and the hunt for energy is taking us further and deeper than ever before.
"It's not just men leading that search, its women too, and there has never been a more exciting time to join the sector.”
The industry offers attractive salaries, depending on your qualifications and discipline; increasing as you develop in your chosen career.
OPITO's dedicated careers website – www.myoilandgascareer.com - can show you how to match your skills and ambitions to the job you wish to do, how to make the most of your STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, maths) and advise you on how to make it into the industry, from pursuing an apprenticeship to going to university.
Whether you are a leader, a problem-solver or prefer a more "hands-on" job, the energy industry has an exciting - and lucrative - job for you.