Students offered a taste of wind

Students interested in offshore renewable energy are being given the chance to take part in an initiative that will give them first-hand experience of how the industry operates. The Norstec […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Students interested in offshore renewable energy are being given the chance to take part in an initiative that will give them first-hand experience of how the industry operates.

The Norstec group, which represents companies and trade bodies from across the European offshore wind sector, has launched a new skills pilot Norstec Academy – a community focused on engaging and informing the next generation of employees.

Participation in the pilot phase will initially be through a competition where students are being invited to submit entries about their interest in the offshore renewable industry.

The winners will spend a week on an industry “carousel” programme, allowing them to gain insight and experience from experts from some of the world’s leading offshore energy and supply chain companies.

Julian Brown, Chairman of Norstec from Areva said the Academy showcases the “unique and diverse career opportunities within the offshore renewables industry”.

He added: “The variety of companies involved in our industry is substantial, from developers to wind turbine manufacturers, marine transport specialists, financiers, engineers, public relations executives and research and development technicians.

“We are calling on students in further and higher education to grasp this opportunity with both hands and find out more about the wide range of career options our growing sector offers.”

Further and Higher Education applicants have until June 9th to submit their entries. Partners of the Norstec Academy include RenewableUK, The Crown Estate, Siemens, Areva and DONG Energy.