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National technician training programme 

Watch this video to learn more about the apprentice technician course
As part of the GTA project, and its commitment to local content in Mauritania and Senegal, bp developed the national technician training programme.

The 4-year programme is designed to develop capabilities of national technicians for the GTA project. The participants are trained across multi disciplines to work safely and compliantly on bp’s facilities in Mauritania and Senegal and to support the project’s phase 1 operations when they come on-stream. 

 More than 4000 applications were received and screened across both countries in a transparent process. The diversity of candidates was testament to the far-reaching advertisement campaign, screening and assessment process.  As a result of this, in January 2020, the national apprentice technicians were recruited to take part into this multi-year training programme.   

Our apprentice technicians are currently resident in Glasgow, at Forth Valley College, Falkirk (Scotland) completing their 15-month technical training programme’.

Khadijetou Cheikh Mohamed Vadel (Tata) - bp trainee technician, Mauritania  

Khadijetou Cheikh Mohamed Vadel (Tata) - Mauritania 


“Being selected as an apprentice of one of the biggest companies in the oil and gas industry comes with a number of challenges, but that’s what makes it motivational and challenging and that’s what will make me succeed.”   


Khadijetou Cheikh Mohamed Vadel (Tata) - Mauritania