Working at MDL

Our One Team Approach

It's in our instinct to be ingenious.

The MDL brand is centred on a unique personality that shapes us in the development of our team and guides us on how we select who should be part of it.

We live Ingenious Instinct by always being open minded to ideas, whatever they are and whomever they come from. We encourage creativity and problem solving, we challenge our team, our processes and our offering to customers, and we celebrate our successes.

All inclusive

We employ skilled talent across a wide range of departments, including: design and engineering, fabrication, mechanical, electric, software development, offshore equipment operation, project management, business development, HR, marketing, procurement, finance and HSEQ.

MDL is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender or sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Hit the ground running

MDL has a long track record of developing skilled employees through apprenticeships.

Our apprenticeship programmes allow individuals to learn on-the-job with the support of our experienced workforce, all while gaining a nationally-recognised qualification at the same time.

MDL apprenticeships prepare staff for various career paths – whether in an office, in the yard or working offshore.

In addition to apprenticeships, from time to time we offer other work experience opportunities, including internships and (industrial) placements. Our skilled team can support a variety of disciplines and help you gain invaluable experience and skills.

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Apprentice success story
The Apprentice that became the go-to machinist.

Evaldas joined MDL in June 2018 as an Apprentice Mechanical Technician, having at that point completed his first year in college, undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing.

One of Evaldas’ early notable projects was to be part of a four-man team who travelled to Norway to carry out maintenance works on a pipelay system. This trip - comprising of 18 days of varied work scopes - gave Evaldas his first chance to see what working away from home was like, as well as some great hands-on experience of executing a project on a tight schedule at a customer’s facility.

More recently he undertook his first offshore trip: working with a seasoned MDL Offshore Supervisor and Electrical Technician, replacing a range of hoist winches on a North Sea platform.

In that time Evaldas has made his mark on MDL, becoming the go-to machinist (notably making around 75% of all the location pins on a new tensioner).

He was also one of only three students selected to represent his college at the Scottish IMECHE Engineering competition in Fife.

Finally, in August 2021 he passed his last-year qualifications to become a fully qualified Mechanical Technician - and achieved top marks in all modules he was enrolled in.

His Team Lead Jim Guthrie commented:

“I’ve been really pleased with Evaldas, think he has done really well - always been in the top 3 in his classes and performs well at MDL also.”

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The Student who became the Master
Once MDL’s first apprentice, today Liam heads up the department where his career begun.

Liam Cordiner started with MDL in 2012 as the first electrical apprentice; in that first year there was only him and his manager in the workshop.

Through his apprenticeship Liam was directly involved in some of the most impressive MDL projects - such as the company’s largest electrical delivery at that time: a package of 40 winches and 4 tensioners for a clients’ four Brazilian vessels.

After being the only student in his college class to pass all six theory exams on his first attempt, and one of the few to pass the 6.5hr practical exam on his second go, Liam became a fully qualified electrical technician.

But rather than moving on, he remained with the MDL electrical team - at that point already quadrupled in size - as a full-time employee. Since then, the projects’ sizes and complexities had only continued to grow, and so did Liam’s experience and responsibilities - culminating in him taking the role of Electrical Team Lead in early 2020.

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