DONG Energy offers offshore wind apprenticeships

DONG Energy is offering new offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeships in Grimsby. It has joined forces with the Grimsby Institute for the three-year apprenticeships, which will include a year of […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

DONG Energy is offering new offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeships in Grimsby.

It has joined forces with the Grimsby Institute for the three-year apprenticeships, which will include a year of learning in a new virtual training centre followed by two years working on site with DONG Energy.

The apprentices will study as a maintenance & operations engineering technician (MOET), with an emphasis on turbine technology.

They will undertake a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering and if successful at completing the programme, will work full time at DONG Energy.

The main function of an MOET is to carry out a variety of manual tasks and fault diagnostics to ensure the turbines are working reliably and at maximum efficiency.

The work is carried out at sea fixing complex machinery and the turbines can be more than 100 meters in height from sea level.

A minimum of four apprenticeships are available.

Gill Alton, Chief Executive at the Grimsby Institute said: “Grimsby is home to the wind energy industry and it’s excellent news for the town that the Institute has been selected by DONG Energy to provide the skills, knowledge and key employability skills the apprentices will develop in their first year.

“We have invested significantly over the last few years in providing state-of-the-art education and training facilities which will enable the apprentices to learn in realistic working environments.”