New wind farm helps sponsor apprenticeships

Planning approval granted for an eight-turbine wind farm in Scotland will start a renewable scheme aiming to help create apprenticeships in the renewable energy sector. ​The scheme, which is based […]

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By Tom Gibson

Planning approval granted for an eight-turbine wind farm in Scotland will start a renewable scheme aiming to help create apprenticeships in the renewable energy sector.

​The scheme, which is based on a partnership between Carbon Free and Adam Smith College in Fife, will be given cash from the Earlseat wind farm to establish five engineering apprenticeships each year. Worth approximately £1.95 million, Carbon Free say that over 25 years the scheme could provide 125 apprenticeship opportunities to the communities living near the wind farm.

Dominic Farrugia, Director of Carbon Free, said:”The funds that will flow from this wind farm will help build a skilled workforce that, in turn, will attract other employers and investors to Fife, building its reputation as a renewables hub.”

Carbon Free claim the scheme is a first in the UK renewables industry that benefits the community by way of long term apprenticeship training.

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