Dong to Provide Hands-On Experience for Maersk Trainees

Maersk Training has teamed up with Dong Energy to provide a course for people interested in entering the offshore wind sector.

A Borrow-based 12-week course will cover working in confined spaces, electrical awareness, working at height, manual handling, sea survival, first aid and fire awareness.

The course will also include several weeks of hands-on experience working offshore on wind turbines as Borrow is home to three Dong Energy offshore wind farms.

Adrian Macklin, head of operations at the company’s Barrow offshore wind farm, said: “This course allows us to expand people’s skill sets and build on existing qualifications with real-time experience, paving the way for potential new careers as wind turbine technicians.”

“The continued rapid expansion of the offshore and wind energy sector means that high quality technicians are more in demand than ever to fill the increasing number of roles,” added Stuart Cameron, UK managing director at Maersk Training.

Offshore WIND Staff; Image: dongenergy
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