Entry Level
Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician (x4)

Salary: £14,500 p/a

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 May 2020

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Apprenticeships in Grimsby

We have partnered with the Grimsby Institute to offer offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeships on the East coast.

As an Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician, you’ll learn how to operate and maintain our offshore wind turbines. We work to the highest health safety and environmental standards and you’ll be fully trained and supported during this programme.


The programme

The three-year apprenticeships will comprise of one year of classroom-based learning followed by two years working on site with Ørsted.

Our apprentices study to earn a Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) qualification, which incorporates a BTEC Level 3 in Engineering. The MOET qualification gives our apprentices core knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for industry and, if they successfully complete the programme, will become full-time employees at Ørsted.

The Ørsted UK Apprenticeship Programme provides a fantastic opportunity for apprentices to build a strong foundation of capability that will enable future progression within the wind turbine industry such as engineering, management, safety and project management.

The first year of the program is based at our training centre in Grimsby, where we’ll guide you through the basics of engineering and introduce you to wind turbine technology.

You’ll quickly become familiar with the Ørsted guiding principles of safety, teamwork, integrity, passion and results and grow to understand the importance of these for all of us.

After successfully completing year one, you’ll be placed at one of our wind farm sites in Grimsby to continue your training. During years two and three, you’ll support and eventually perform work inside an offshore wind turbine and on our onshore and offshore substations.

Supported by your training and your team, your tasks will include:

  • Working effectively at height, climbing the towers to inspect, troubleshoot, or repair equipment
  • Collecting wind turbine data for testing and analysis
  • Troubleshooting and repairing or replacing electrical and mechanical components
  • Performing routine maintenance; testing electrical components, systems, and mechanical and hydraulic systems
  • Tracking job details and recording task progress

In addition to classroom training, successful applicants will take part in a broader programme of on-the-job learning. This may include working on other Ørsted offshore wind farms and projects both in the UK and Europe, and therefore, you must be able to travel.

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