Another considerable benefit is that most personnel work in a 14 / 21 day rotation. This means you will work for 14 days, and will get 21 off. This translates to holidays for 3/5 of the year.
Prior to securing offshore oil drilling rig jobs, it is advisable to have experience with land based rigs. This gives you the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in an offshore environment.
Once workers have mastered the entry level positions on rigs, they will usually be given the opportunity to progress to more difficult or responsible positions. Along this route, on-the-job training is usually given. This may be handled in a variety of ways, including job shadowing, mentoring and coaching.