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We’re proud to employ thousands of former military personnel at Schlumberger.
If you’ve worked in the military, you’ll likely have a lot of the skills and traits that will make you successful here. On this page, you’ll find some typical roles that former military personnel often succeed in, but we welcome applications to any of our open roles that you feel you’re qualified for. Whatever the role, your military experience will be an asset to your application.
You could say there are a lot of similarities between working here and working in the military. We work in a range of environments, provide extensive training and development, and always work together to achieve ambitious goals. You’ll continually solve problems, work at a fast pace and be rewarded for improving how we work. We look for people who are disciplined, reliable, driven and if you already have technical skills, that makes you a very strong candidate. If you want to work in the field, then you’ll be used to the environment and camaraderie that’s an important part of those roles.
Transfer your skills to make an impact from day one
Your military experience will benefit your application to any role. We currently employ many former military in our Skilled Operator roles. If you’re unsure which role is best for you, use the below as a general guide, but read each job description and the role requirements to understand where you could fit.
If you have at least 5 years’ military experience as a mechanic, electrician, technician, or in electronics, you can apply for a Maintenance Technician role.
If you have at least 5 years’ military experience in a general combat or infantry position, you can apply for a Field Specialist role.
If you have less than 5 years’ military experience, you can apply for an Equipment Operator role.
Learning and development is a priority here. You’ll benefit from state-of-the-art training that develops the skills you need to be successful. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to continuous learning. That means you’ll keep building your skills and learning new ones throughout your time with us. Your training will be an effective mix of training courses, on-the-job learning and online learning. We don’t put limits on what you can achieve. If you’re driven and talented, we’ll give you the support and responsibility to become a leader in your field.
Your Schlumberger career is enhanced by a broad range of benefits. Packages vary by location and employment status, and they may typically include the following:
Applying for roles after leaving the military can require an adjustment, especially if it’s your first time applying for civilian roles. But you should take confidence from the fact that many people have gone from the military to Schlumberger and thrived here. There are some simple steps you can take to make sure your application is as strong as possible.