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Former Military

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Discover where your skills will take you next

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.

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From the military to Schlumberger

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.

Skilled Operator Roles

Transfer your skills to make an impact from day one

Skilled Operator

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.

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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.

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Learning and development

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.

Rewards and benefits

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:

Market-driven compensation
Fringe and mobility benefits
(including housing and schooling for certain categories of mobile employee)
Performance incentive Plan
or job bonus/commissions depending on role
Health care
Life, accident, and disability insurance plans
Retirement plan
pension, savings plan, profit sharing
Discounted stock purchase plan where legally possible
Relocation support when required

Application Advice

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.

  • Research your options. We recruit across four key areas which you can find out more about here. Each of these are quite different from one another and you should understand which one is right for you.
  • Think about the kind of role you want. In our application form we will ask you to specify what kind of environment you would like to work in. Would you like to work outside? Are you happy working unusual hours?
  • Think carefully about your resume. There are a lot of helpful guides online. Tell us about your experience and think about the skills you have versus what is in the role requirements.
  • Make a decision about your role based on your current skills. We have an extensive training program once you join but you will be able to succeed straight away if you apply for a role that complements your existing skillset.
  • Be confident about your experiences in the military. Your skills are transferable and will help you no matter which role you join us in.
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How to Apply

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Click "Sign In" at the top right of the page and complete the “Register” form. You need to be registered and signed in to apply.
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You'll be sent a link to the email address you provide. Follow this link to complete your registration.
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Create your account profile to log in. You can apply to a specific role or program by clicking the relevant 'apply' button in the site.
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Once logged in, apply for your chosen role or program. . You will then be sent an email confirming your application has been received with an Applicant ID number.
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The recruiting team will then review your application and you will be contacted if we have a position we feel you are qualified for.
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