Call for Applications: Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Program (OGTAP) 2024

Applications are now open for the Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Program  (OGTAP) 2024.

Apprentices attend an industry-appointed college for 21 months, gaining various qualifications. Here’s what you need to know about the Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Program.

Deadline: Thursday, November 30th, 2023

The Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme OGTAP Nigeria is the skills and safety organisation for the energy industry. Being an apprentice allows you to gain recognised qualifications, combined with practical training with some of the world’s most innovative oil and gas companies.

The Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP), managed by OPITO and the ECITB, is recognized as one of the most successful apprenticeship schemes of its kind.

Established in 1999, the scheme continues to grow in stature and offers a reputable learning experience whilst providing the oil and gas industry with suitably skilled, trained, and motivated technicians.

OGTAP apprentices have the opportunity to gain recognized qualifications, combined with practical training hosted by OGTAP sponsoring companies.

The program is offered in four key disciplines:

  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Process Operations
  • Instrumentation and Control Maintenance

Here’s a taster from our OGTAP Champions explaining why it’s one of the most sought-after apprenticeships globally:

Apprentices attend an industry-appointed college for 21 months, gaining various qualifications including:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 (Performing Engineering Operation)
  • National Certificate (multi-discipline)
  • Higher National Certificate (allocated discipline)
  • OPITO Global Standards – Oil and Gas Level 2

After college, OGTAP apprentices spend two years with a sponsoring energy company where they receive expert training and mentoring, gaining industry-specific skills as well as an SVQ Level 3 in their chosen discipline.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the OGTAP Scheme. Applicants are to note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply). ALSO NOTE THAT MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS WILL LEAD TO AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.
  2. Must be 16-35 years of age by May of the year of applying,
  3. Ordinary Level (O’ Level) WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or NBAIS – either external (GCE) or internal and must have a credit grade C in the following subjects.
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Physics,
  • Chemistry
  • One Other
  1. We will also consider your application if you have the below qualifications in Engineering, Science, and other related fields.
  • Diploma (OND & Others)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND, NCE & Others)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BSC/BENG & Others)
  • Post Graduate (PGD/MSC/PHD & Others)

We welcome applications from anybody who meets the entry requirements with an interest in pursuing a career in this field.


Applications for the 2024 intake for Nigeria cohorts is now open, and will close on Thursday, November 30th, 2023. To find out more about the Oil & Gas Technical Apprenticeship, please visit www.ogtap.ng/apply