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Hello

I am currently working as an electrician onboard a subsea 7 vessel.

I have been told my name is gettig out forward for the Trainee ROV scheme.

I am really interested and want to succeed in getting a placement.

I am just wondering if anyone can give me any information on what I would be asked in the interview and what kind of questions I should look into for my technical exam.

Any help from recent Trainees would be very much appreciated.

Thanks a lot.
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I don't have direct experience of this however, if you are a qualified working electrician then I doubt if there is anything you should be asked that would be out of your scope of knowledge. After all, you are not expected to know about ROV specific electrical/electronic issues at this juncture. That's what the ROV training will assist with.

As long as you have proof of your trade training/experience and know your job, and it's related theory, then you should be fine. I would guess that the interview process will check on your current knowledge and gauge your suitability from that aspect. It wouldn't do you any harm to read up a little on hydraulic systems before hand though.
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Hello James

Thanks for the reply mate.

Yeah I dont have much experience at all with Hydraulics but im very keen to get started with them!

Do you have any download files for basic hydraulics which I could relate to on an ROV or anybody else?

Also any information on where I can read up on basic ROV systems and general knowledge of the ROV industry?

That would be much appreciated.

I have of course been in to ROV onboard my ship and they havent really got much on it all.

Best regards
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Steve,

If you look to the top left of the site you will find a search box... I searched for:

'Online Hydraulic course' and it pulled up the following threads:

www.rovworld.com/ftopict-91.html
www.rovworld.com/ftopict-215.html
www.rovworld.com/ftopict-2748.html
www.rovworld.com/ftopict-7457.html

Try any of the above and they should eventually lead you to a free online course that will help you out on the hydraulics side of things.

regards
James
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I would recommend looking for any hydraulic courses which are done to national standards such as NVQ, SVQ, City & Guilds etc.

These are going to carry a LOT more weight on your CV than a course completion certificate by www.onlinehydraulicscourseforfree.com...

Unless all you want is personal knowledge.
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if you're working on a Subsea 7, you could always ask the ROV guys onboard for info to help.

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