Graduate Peter Foreman had no experience of the Oil and Gas industry, but his strong sales and IT skills gave him a leading role in marketing Aubin’s unconventional new products.
What project were you involved in?
My original role at the company was to aid with the growth of two key areas of the business: Pipeline and Subsea. At first. I shadowed my manager to learn the ropes, so to speak.
I got very involved with the sales and marketing of both the pipeline cleaning products and the subsea chemistry.
I prepared and gave presentations to new and existing customers on the pipeline gels and gel pig technology. There was also a Decom North Sea conference where I spoke to raise industry awareness of the subsea pumpable buoyancy system Aubin has developed.
In addition, I also helped the QHSE co-ordinator with internal auditing and maintenance of our ISO quality management systems.
In the near future, I will be ready to take on the role of UK Pipelines Manager. That could be very soon indeed.
What impact has the placement had on you professionally?
Professionally, I feel like I have found a role that uses my strengths.
Personally, I have found a role I love doing. I can see myself being very happy in my work for a long time.
How did you use your skills, knowledge and competencies from your time at university?
Well, the IT knowledge I gained from University has been of surprising use to me in my current role. I expect that these days any sales position finds IT skills a benefit. One example is in market research - IT skills go a long way in helping there.
Would you recommend the Graduate Placement Programme to other graduates?
Yes. Why not? This is a fantastic opportunity for a young professional to find a job you love.