Pathway Rotational Program

Early Career Development

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About the program

The NOV Pathway Rotational Program offers recent college graduates the opportunity to obtain meaningful work experiences through a structured 2- to 3-year rotational program. The program is designed to help participants develop strong functional/technical expertise and business knowledge through challenging, hands-on assignments and to exposure them to various business groups across NOV.

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How it works

Participants will rotate through two to four different roles during the program, with rotations lasting 6 months to 1 year. Individuals will be assigned to rotations based on their selected career track.

Participants choose from multiple career track options based on their education and interests. Each career track has its own training and experience-based learning objectives, and each candidate’s knowledge and performance are evaluated following each rotation.

Towards the end of the program, participants will work with their management support team to identify full-time positions that best suit individual skill sets as well as company needs.

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Career tracks

A new Pathway Class starts every 6 months in January and July. The career tracks offered for each class vary based on business needs. The following career tracks will be offered: engineering, manufacturing operations, financial operations, accounting, human resources, sales, and HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment).


Next steps

To learn more about NOV, the Pathway Program, and the candidate requirements for the upcoming Pathway Class, join a virtual information session. Attending a virtual information session is a required step in the application process.Please attend one of the virtual information sessions by selecting the meeting link below:

Tuesday, March 29th at 11:00am CST
Thursday, March 31st at 2:00pm CST
Monday, April 4th at 2:00pm CST
Wednesday, April 6th at 11:00am CST 
Tuesday, April 12th at 2:00pm CST
Thursday, April 14th at 11:00am CST

About NOV

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) provides technology, equipment, and services to the global oil and gas industry that support customers’ full-field drilling, completion, and production needs. Since 1862, NOV has pioneered innovations that improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and environmental impact of oil and gas operations.

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