As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2019, our industry partner Orsted talk about attracting new talent and what they look for in a future apprentice.
What are your thoughts on apprenticeships?
Securing a workforce for the future is important to us and we need to attract new talent and the brightest mind into our business to achieve our ambition to run a world that runs entirely on green energy.”
What type of apprenticeship scheme do you offer?
We develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms and are a global leader in the offshore industry, so our apprenticeship programme is a mix of classroom based learning and practical on site and offshore experience that equips individuals with the skills and knowledge they need for their future career as wind turbine technicians. The apprenticeship programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get a foothold in a new, exciting industry.
The wind turbine technician apprenticeship scheme is currently in its second year and there are six apprentices based out of the Orsted Grimsby office. The apprentices are classroom based for their first year as they work towards their ‘Maintenance and Engineering Technician (MOET)’ Level 3 BTEC in engineering qualification. Whilst apprentices spend their second year onsite/offshore with some classroom based learning and their third year fully embedded in the teams going offshore operating and maintaining wind turbines.
What do you look for in future applicants?
We look for individuals who have;
- A good technical understanding and ability to handle problem-solving and fault-finding
- A passion for manual dexterity work
- A mature attitude to safety
- Good communication skills
- Ability to use IT equipment
- A positive and pro-active attitude
- High attention to detail
- 3 x GCSE grades A-C including English, Maths and Science
So if you have a passion for green energy and want to find out more information regarding the exciting opportunities available, follow the link below.