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There is certaionly no age limit, we took on a trainee of 50 years old last year.

Quite often older personnel have a better attitude/work ethic.

Other times they arrive with years of baggage! Very Happy
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Well, well - this certainly helps! Hafta admit that being over forty was a worry in the back of my mind, but the experiences set out in this thread help me realise that it needn't be the one big unchangeable no-no factor working against me getting into this field.

Cool bananas! 'anx folks!
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You have all answered my identical question posted recently....and this is quite encouraging. What is the next step? I imagine it would be writing to as many prospective employers as possible with a suitably updated CV.
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Put ya brain in gear before ye open thy gob !
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Hey... I would much prefer the ol' farts over the young pups as long as they can still climb up the TMS or a-frame safely / don't kill themselves or get hurt.... Whingin's out too!! The youngin's sometimes haffata be coaxxed or coerced ta get on deck...
I got your economic downturn right here!!!
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But beware Smile
Some old farts leave spare cameras in baskets on deck for weeks because they have forgotten where they have put them Very Happy
Hmmmmmm Rolling Eyes
Put ya brain in gear before ye open thy gob !
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I would like to reply to this last post, but can't seem to be able to find my specs........last I saw them they were right here on the end of my nose, but now.......... Very Happy
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Howdy gang,

Hope all is well on and offshore? I hope 43 is not too old as I'm 48. I've been out of the business for about 15 years now and am trying to get back in. I had a total of 4 years seismic survey, 2 years diver/tender and 7 years of ROV and manned subs during late 80's thru 93.

With this past experience and still being in good shape, still having common sense and a good work ethic, I'm having difficulty finding work. I've recently taken two weeks of XLS system training at Perry as a refresher but no takers yet?

My buddy who's been doing this for 20 years talked me into getting back in as he said he's been working steady just about wherever he wants to go.

I heard stories of "experienced and trainees" doing stupid things offshore, yet I'm having trouble getting my foot back in the door. i know it's just going to take a job or two to get back into the groove but does anyone have any other ideas for getting work? Will I / we have to wait until all the experienced guys are out offshore?

Good luck in your search! Very Happy
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G'Day All

Old Smold I am also a newbie to the industry I hope. Smile Smile

After 20+ years in the Aust Navy on Helo's and ships the life skills some of the older trainees are I think more inportant cause we just want to get on with the work and get it done. Seems if you listen to some of the yonger guys there telling the same stories we did all those years ago. If a company doesn't want you for your age well do we realy want to work for them???

cheers
One day at a time Mate one day at a time.
The only dumb question is the one that needed to be asked before it happened!!!!
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tiger1969 wrote:
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G'Day All

Old Smold I am also a newbie to the industry I hope. Smile Smile

After 20+ years in the Aust Navy on Helo's and ships the life skills some of the older trainees are I think more inportant cause we just want to get on with the work and get it done. Seems if you listen to some of the yonger guys there telling the same stories we did all those years ago. If a company doesn't want you for your age well do we realy want to work for them???

cheers


Austria has a navy... well i never lol Very Happy Very Happy Shocked
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Switzerland has a good one too I hear Shocked
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9 month training course? Mmmmmm yes please. And still a trainee when you come out of that one too - bargain.

I have worked with a few of the ex forces lot that decided to give the rock and roll lifestyle of the ROV world a go, only a couple were up to the job. I don't care how many millions worth of kit you looked after in the old days - can you take someone 15 years younger than you telling you what to do, where to go and how he likes his coffee?

Good luck all the same.
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Sarcy,

black, 2 sugars and some hobnobs now there's a good lad

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Hey Disco Stu,why dont you get on a plane and go to thailand sit in a pub & you will soon be taken on by Mermaid Offshore so I hear.With your background you will be Supervisor in a month.

Good luck!!!! Wink
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Disco Stu,
43 is nothing, look at the poorly departed Anna Nicole Smiths late husband, he was mid 90's and could still park his rover in Anna's TMS!!! Shocked
With your quals you stand as good a chance if not better than most younger guys trying to get in the game.
Good Luck and practice parking. Hey its not only fun, its a good joystick workout at the same time! Laughing

Regards

Sniffamahoopa

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