Innogy looking for apprentice offshore wind turbine technicians
Innogy has launched a recruitment process for a new wind turbine technician apprenticeship dedicated to the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
The recruitment drive comes as innogy pilots a national apprenticeship hub at Coleg Llandrillo, part of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, in North Wales, where 30 apprentices have been already trained.
Eight selected candidates will train for three years and graduate as high-skilled technicians, with the opportunity to compete for long-term roles at the Triton Knoll project, and other innogy’s offshore wind farms.
The first two years of the programme will be based at the college in North Wales, with the third year being hands-on work experience at Triton Knoll.
The deadline for applications is 29 May.
“Our extremely successful apprenticeship programme was first launched in 2012 to generate skilled technicians that could meet the needs of Gwynt y Môr. This course has since trained nearly 30 new apprentices producing high quality technicians who have been deployed, both locally and across the UK,” said Richard Sandford, Director of Offshore Investment & Asset Management for innogy Renewables UK,.
“Last year the Sector Deal committed to delivering training within the renewables sector and I’m pleased that we are able to deliver on this so soon. We are serious about developing a workforce to meet our needs by creating high quality vocational learning opportunities and this hub will do just that.”
Triton Knoll will comprise 90 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines expected to be operational in 2021.
Construction of the 857 MW offshore wind farm is currently underway, with the first foundation installed in January.