Colin Thain - POL

Colin Thain completed OPITO’s Petroleum Open Learning (POL) Level 3 Petroleum Processing Technology modules with the aim of expanding his knowledge of the offshore oil and gas industry and furthering his career prospects.

‘I decided to change career when I turned 30 and I chose the oil and gas industry for the vast career opportunities and scope for progression. The added benefits like time at home also appealed to me.

‘I heard about POL through my brother and work colleagues. I’m hoping to make the transition from Norm Operator to Production Technician/Operator and believe that the POL modules have given me valuable insight into what the operator role entails and how the whole offshore process operates.

‘OPITO gave me excellent support and were very helpful with any questions I had. They also gave me the opportunity to speak to someone in the industry who helped me gather information on a particular module.

‘The entire course was very well presented and explained. OPITO were very helpful in offering assistance, from sitting exams to any specific questions I had about each module. I found it a very valuable course and hope that it will lead to future employment as a process operator enabling me to progress in that field.’

For more information, please have a look at our POL page online or contact the UK office.

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