Employment & Education

IRO is together with NOGEPA, promoting the Offshore and Oil & Gas sector in order to extend and improve the education options for the Upstream Oil&Gas Industry.

The main activities to promote the interest is to maintain the website www.werkenindewereldvanolieengas.nl where students can find information on the type of jobs and education institutes of our sector. IRO and NOGEPA are present on the Maritime and Offshore Career Event in the spring in Rotterdam.  

To promote education of our sector IRO and NOGEPA have seats in the following committees: Bedrijfstak commissie Waterbouw & Baggerbedrijf, STC; Beroepenveldcommissie Maritieme Techniek, Offshore & Dredging Engineering, TUD; the Field advisory committee Minor Oil & Gas, NHL; Steering committee Wind op Zee, MCN; and in het Bedrijvenplatform Sector Mobiliteit, Transport Maritiem en Luchtvaart of the Stichting Beroepsonderwijs en Bedrijfsleven (SBB). And the IRO provides guest lectures for the introduction of our industry to the students of most of the above mentioned Higher Vocational Institutes.

Supporting activities

The IRO is supporting the HBO Offshore Network, which is a partnership of AVANS Hogeschool, Hogeschool Rotterdam, Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden and Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz and JetNet, which promotes students of secondary education to make a choice for a technical career. For that we have introduced videos of professional careers in a career choice test. IRO has a seat in the Human Capital Council of Nederland Maritiem Land (NML) and together with NML IRO is executing the yearly Labour market survey.


IRO and NOGEPA are supporting job descriptions in the Career test ‘Studiekeuze’ for Secondary education and ‘Sectorkeuze’ for Vocational students. The job descriptions are accompanied by short videos and are life as of 1 November 2015. The functions are Welder, Operator, Work-planner, Geologist, Geo-Technical Engineer and Driller. On behalf of IRO and NOGEPA Qompas has sent 2300 flyers and 3000 e-mails to students of Secondary education in order to promote the Oil & Gas and Offshore sector.


The oil and gas industry offers excellent opportunities for a successful career. On this website at Jobs you will find a list of job opportunities with IRO member companies. New jobs are placed on a regular basis and are shown in order of date. For more information about placing a job advertisement, see www.oilgascareer.nl and www.maritiemevacaturebank.nl