I was was wondering what experience is required to get into an ROV training program.
Right now I have only the bare bones requirements to even get onto an offshore vessel (OS/Wiper endorsement, STCW, TWIC card and MMD, and waiting on a passport) and have no illusions in my head that I’m anywhere close to being qualified, but I’m incredibly interested.
So my question is this; What, if any, offshore position could I work my way up to getting the necessary experience to even be considered for ROV training? I understand that they look for people with technical/mechanical backgrounds, could this be accomplished by going the engineer route on a vessel and then trying to get in after a few years? Could you get experience as a captain and then try to get into ROV training? Any input would be greatly appreciated.