Technical and Operations

Assistant Driller


Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom


Entry Level


Full time



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Job Description

Do you want to join our Geo-data revolution? Fugro’s global reach and unique know-how will put the world at your fingertips. Our love of exploration and technical expertise help us to provide our clients with invaluable insights. We source and make sense of the most relevant Geo-data for their needs, so they can design, build, and operate their assets more safely, sustainably, and efficiently. But we’re always looking for new talent to take the next step with us. For bright minds who enjoy meaningful work and want to push our pioneering spirit further. For individuals who can take the initiative but work well within a team.

The role

Due to growth of Fugro in our Nearshore Projects we are now seeking an Assistant Driller.

As an Assistant Driller you will assist with the operation of drilling rigs, on Nearshore projects, to industry technical specifications and Company procedures, within Fugro and British Drilling Association Codes of safe drilling practice and NVQ standard. Your time will be spent in the field both in the UK and internationally.

This job is for you if:

  • You are seeking an opportunity which will allow you to gain a broad experience of Onshore and Nearshore Drilling.

  • You enjoy varied and challenging work all over the world well outside of a conventional working environment

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, who are looking to develop experience within the drilling industry or have experience of land or nearshore drilling. The role will entail working outdoors, in all weathers and can be in some challenging environments, so resilience and a positive outlook is key. In this role you may be working away from home for long periods of time, experiencing new cultures and environments, so flexibility is essential for the role. This is a hands-on role, and you will certainly be kept busy.  We are looking for people who are practice and adaptable to meet unexpected demands with tight time constraints, this role is exciting and provide you variety, within your work. If you hold an NVQ level 2 in Drilling or a BDA Accreditation this would be an asset, however full training is given to those wanting to enter the sector.

What we offer:

Fugro provides a positive work environment as well as projects that will satisfy the most curious minds. We also offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself. By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you’ll be able to do what you do best, better. Which should help us to find fresh ways to get to know the earth better. We encourage you to be yourself at Fugro. So, bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude. But bring your questions and opinions too. Because to be the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

  • Competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme & Life Assurance

  • Option to lease an electric car.

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Site Allowances

  • Cycle to work Scheme

Our view on diversity, equity, and inclusion

At Fugro, our people are our superpower. Their variety of viewpoints, experiences, knowledge, and talents give us collective strength. Distinctive beliefs and diverse backgrounds are therefore welcome, but discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behaviour, and unfair treatment are not. Everybody is to be well-supported and treated fairly. And everyone must be valued and have their voice heard. Crucially, we believe that getting this right brings a sense of belonging, of safety and acceptance, that makes us feel more connected to Fugro’s purpose ‘together create a safe and liveable world’ – and to each other.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**