ADNOC Technical Academy Program

The comprehensive training program is 30 months-long and covers a great variety of challenging and interesting topics. Moreover, the training is split up in different phases.

Program Phases

Phase Program Details Duration
1 Petroleum Core During this phase, trainees discover the various elements of the oil and gas industry including: oil exploration, production, refining, gas processing, and petrochemicals areas. Upon completion of the petroleum core phase, trainees are assigned to certain specialties based on their performance, preferences and the requirements of the operating companies. 2.5 months
2 Specialization 1 & 2 During this phase, trainees acquire the knowledge and skills required for their specialization through an intensive course –including training in the classrooms, workshop, and pilot plants. 7.5 months
3 On-Job Training (Rotation) During this phase, trainees apply the techniques, methods and procedures they learned in the Academy’s pilot plant and the field through a rotation program between the Academy’s campus and ADNOC Group sites. 12 months
4 On-Job Training (Site Specific Training) During this phase, trainees are trained and stationed in their future operating company. At the end of the phase, and prior to graduation, trainees will be assessed by a panel of senior instructors and managers from both the Academy and Operating Companies. 7 months

Upon completing the training, the trainees will graduate with one of the four vocational qualifications offered by the Academy:

  1. Diploma in Electrical Maintenance – Oil & Gas
  2. Diploma in Instrument and Control Maintenance – Oil & Gas
  3. Diploma in Mechanical Maintenance – Oil & Gas
  4. Diploma in Oil & Gas Processing Operations

Benefits and Allowances

During the period of training, ADNOC Technical Academy provides its trainees with a range of benefits and allowances that includes the following:

  • A monthly allowance starts from AED 5,000 and increases in the On Job Training phase-based on-site location.
  • Accommodation and transportation upon eligibility.
  • Medical insurance.


ADNOC Technical Academy is recognized by three awarding bodies. This is an important testimony to the quality of our training as well as to your formal certifications as a trainee. These accreditations reflect our standing as one of the world’s most pristine oil and gas training facilities.

Our programs are recognized by the:

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
  • Offshore Oil Industry Petroleum Organization (OPITO)
  • National Qualifications Center (NQC)

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