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Hi there folks.

My name is Vincent Ritchie (vince), and I USED to work as an Electronics/ROV Instructor at The Underwater Centre, Fort William. Well, now I'm being made redundant and looking to get in touch with any old students that might be able to pass on my CV to some contacts for offshore work? Of course, I'm looking myself, but a few extra leads wouldn't go amiss. (who you know...). That aside, it would be good to hear from anyone that remembers me to find out what you've been up to?
If you want to get in touch it's "vincentritchie@hotmail.com"
Hope to hear from you soon, Vince.

Take care and play safe!
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Just a thought, have you tried contacting Kwik Fit, Tesco's or any of the fast food chains to find your old students?
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If you would like to pay me £10k, I'll give you a quick ROV course which should guarantee you a job!
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Hi Subliminal,
Can I ask how long did you spend offshore and in the ROV industry before you became an electronics/ROV instructor.

Also how long were you an instructor?

I ask because if in general someone was considered capable of being an ROV instructor then he or she should have had a considerable time gaining experience in the field.

Surely if someone has enough experience to take on the role of ROV instructor then it should follow that he is well connected in the industry and should not have a need of asking people who are in their infancy of the industry for advice on how to obtain work.

Funny isnt it that someone who teaches people that there are much riches and many jobs in our industry needs to ask infants on how to get a job.

your response would be very much appreciated as it could perhaps give our industry a window with which to look at how training schools and other bodies operate.
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First, I didn't expect to post without some arsey remarks!

KreuzOps, I tried www.RetailWORLD.com NO RESPONSE!!?
Like your Avitat by the way, I'm sure you chose it as a good reflection of yourself!?

tc1 "for advice on how to obtain work"
Try reading the post ONE more time! I'm looking for contacts!!!

"Funny isnt it that someone who teaches people that there are much riches and many jobs in our industry needs to ask infants on how to get a job."
I taught Electronis (20yrs Exp) and basic flying skills (4yrs TUC).

"your response would be very much appreciated as it could perhaps give our industry a window with which to look at how training schools and other bodies operate.
I'm not going to kid myself that anything I say will change the Industry!!!


Lets be CLEAR, I worked for TUC. I DON'T OWN IT!
Which one of you guys is going to take responsibility for any of the companies you've worked for???! I thought not!
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I see nothing wrong with SUBliminal's request.

It's no more than networking to help him stay in the loop, we all do it!

Judging by the glib remarks I see lots of really clever people around here that struggle, at the best of times, to figure out how a spell checker works, let alone an ROV!

Be nice!
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So if I’m not mistaken, with no actual operational offshore exp., you’ll be looking for a Trainee position then?
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SUBliminal,

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looking to get in touch with any old students that might be able to pass on my CV to some contacts for offshore work?


I have reread your post and surely the above quote IMHO suggests that you wish former students to assist you in gaining offshore work by passing your CV to prospective employers.

I presumed that being in a position to teach people about working in the ROV industry,that you would have a good offshore background with which to fall upon and train people.If that is the case then it made me wonder why you needed the assistance of people who are in the infancy of this industry.

You have taught electronics for twenty years and taught ROV skills for four years.Being blunt can you please let me know how much time you have spent offshore in the ROV industry?

You may think that I am attacking you personally,however that is not the case.
The reason I am asking these questions is to glean further information on the standards within schools in their quest to ( help ) our industry.

For example,fairly recently it was found that a certain school claimed to be IMCA approved for training potential ROV people.It was found that the schools chief instructor had never worked in the industry.

You having worked in the training industry, relating to the ROV industry, have knowledge, from the training side of things and would help me better understand what really goes on in these so called schools.

For instance, do you know of anyone ever failing one of these courses?
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tc,


Ouch!!! I think this is the first time that I've seen "THE QUESTION" ever asked (correct me if I'm wrong folks) re: do you know of anyone ever failing one of these courses?

Could be another new thread here - admin please note.
I got your economic downturn right here!!!
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Hi Guys,

I think the question posed could not be honestly answered as there is no real pre-requisite to do the course to get into the industry. I believe that the course content has and always will be biased towards the instructor's own experiences rather than any percieved industry qualification outcomes no matter what "said institution" or instructor promises.

cheers,

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Not quite the same subject but I had a look at the Fortwilliam training centre website and found the following. (ROVing is out) Excerpt from website.

MORE THAN 2,000 COMMERCIAL DIVERS NEEDED TO MEET DEMANDS FOR OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR
More than 2,200 commercial divers will be needed to help build and develop Europe’s offshore wind sector as it rapidly expands over the next six years, according to leading industry analysts.

A new report commissioned by subsea training provider The Underwater Centre in Fort William has studied the number of divers who will be needed to meet the renewable energy targets which have been set by governments across Europe.

The study, which was carried out by Douglas Westwood, focuses on the installation and maintenance phases of offshore wind farm development over the next six years.

It concludes that 1,700 divers will be needed during the installation phase where there is a potential for 17.7GW to come online. 2013 will see a peak in demand with 500 divers required, mainly in the UK and Germany.

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I know this is not true, infact the companies are trying to find NON ROV solutions to this so they can do this ultra cheap.

DanF
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I think ripping TUC is a matter for a whole new thread; Wink

Subliminal - go try fuglies, nordhoek and bluestream, then there's also a falcon company in ellon, aberdeenshire, also sts (or neptune or whatever nowadays in aberdeen). In addition, if you go to triton group - they have a rental company - go put your name down there. Subservpro is a good lot too.

They all have a large number of falcons; frankly you've probably more expereince in routine maintenance and diagnostics than most supervisors let alone trainees. And probably had to see more wreckage come back and twisted to f(ck tethers. I would go on the basis that you know the falcon inside out, rather than trying immediately to a tiger, panther, etc which are a bit of a step up by comparison.

Good luck, just don't wear that TUC t-shirt in the cabin; you're not allowed naked flames offshore and you may incite riots.
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I think ............................... nah Wink I don't want my knuckles "rapped" by Admin Cool
Welcome to the growing ,Adverse ,RICH ROV Industry Good luck in getting a Job Very Happy
Put ya brain in gear before ye open thy gob !
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lostboy wrote:
I think ............................... nah Wink I don't want my knuckles "rapped" by Admin Cool
Welcome to the growing ,Adverse ,RICH ROV Industry Good luck in getting a Job Very Happy


But then again Lost... one can only wonder....
I got your economic downturn right here!!!
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This is pure gold this tread.

This is pure gold this thread.

I used to live in Fort William and know about 4 lads I was at school with who paid the cash for that Mickey Mouse course and every company they applied to gave them a knock back and they still have not got a job in ROV.

Myself on the other hand did my survival and medical of my own back and got a job with one of the largest ROV companies in the world and they trained me up saving myself the 10K in the process and making alot more after that.

I am afraid mate my only advice for you is do the same as the rest of us on here did and your old students too and that is send your CV in to all the ROV services company and see what they say back.

UTC is good for divers but the ROV course is a bit of a liberty

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