Maersk Training’s Green Skills Bootcamp for Wind Turbine Technicians is a three week course giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer in the wind energy sector. The course is fully funded for learners who are:
- Over 19 as of the 31st August 2022
- Live in Gateshead, Sunderland, South Tyneside, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland or County Durham
- Have the right to live and work in the UK
The course is a three-week intensive programme containing the essential safety and technical certification recognised by employers in the wind energy sector. Successful learners will complete with the following certification:
GWO Basic Safety Training Offshore
GWO Basic Technical Training
GWO Enhanced First Aid
GWO Advanced Rescue Training
Learners will also be given industry-specific careers advice to support their journey into the industry. Furthermore, Maersk Training will work with their network of employers to facilitate an interview with an employer at the end of the course.
Employers in the wind energy sector are quite specific about the prior technical experience of new entrants to the sector, so we suggest applicants for the course consider their technical/engineering experience prior to applying for a place on the course. Learners who have most rapidly progressed into employment as a wind turbine technician tend to have prior experience in either mechanical, hydraulic or electrical engineering. We’ve also seen success from learners who have experience in heavy industry, the military, emergency services, and construction.
We strongly recommend you reflect on your level of technical/industrial experience before applying for the course.
As this is a complete course with fixed scheduling you must commit to full attendance across the full three week programme (8am-4pm daily), which is delivered from our training centre in North Shields.
We’ll be announcing dates soon, and expect to be running regular courses across the remainder of the year. Places are likely to fill up fast so please register your interest by completing the registration form below and we’ll be back to you soon with our available dates.
Part of the governments life time guarantee Maersk Training are delivering skills bootcamps in partnership with Gateshead college and as part of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership consortium.
Our Renewables accreditations include: