As a Process Technician at TechnipFMC, Amy is creating subsea technology to enhance the performance of the world’s energy industry.
Like many students, Amy thought about doing a degree after college.
“I considered university but it wasn’t the right path for me. I knew I wanted to do something with variety that allowed me to get my hands dirty. I didn’t want to be stuck behind a desk all day.”
Thanks to an apprenticeship, she’s now working on worldwide subsea solutions for the production and transformation of energy.
“Engineering always interested me as a child so I decided to go for it. After my A-levels I did a 4 year apprenticeship as a maintenance technician before becoming a process technician. At TechnipFMC we design subsea umbilicals systems for every global environment. Umbilicals provide the critical link between remote subsea wells and fixed or floating production systems, and in 2007 we installed the world’s deepest umbilical in the Gulf of Mexico!”
For Amy, the best part of her job is having to think on her feet. “There’s always something different for me to do which requires work-around fixes for the problems we are faced with. This role allows me to be involved with the technical side of things, as well as working directly on the machinery. I work with so many people in virtually every department of the company.”
Amy - Career Pathway
Studied for GCSEs including Engineering
- 2010 - 2012
Studied for A levels in Maths, Chemistry and Physics
- 2012 - 2016
Higher Apprenticeship in Maintenance
- 2014 - 2016
HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- 2015 - 2016
NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering with additional Mechanical, Fluid Systems and Controls units
- 2016 - Present
Process Technician at TechnipFMC
Stats - Process Technician
Full Time Employed: 23,220
Part Time Employed: 2,589
Self Employed: 1,604
Total Employed: 27,413
Planning, process and production technicians
Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions to assist production, process and planning engineers with production programmes and schedules and with manufacturing and processing procedures in order to ensure accuracy, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.