Apprenticeships

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Apprentices

Where are our apprenticeships located?

 

We have partnered with the Grimsby Institute and Furness College to offer offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeships in Grimsby on the UK's East coast and Barrow-in-Furness on the West 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.

 

About 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.

Duncan Clark, Head of Region UK, Orsted

Duncan Clark, Head of Region UK

"These roles are exciting and varied – not every job can offer a breath-taking view of the UK coastline!”

Who are we looking for?


Students who would say their favourite subject is…
Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, and/or Geography.

Students who like…
Problem solving, fixing things, understanding how things work, being outdoors, heights, sea travel, working in a team and being hands on.

Students interested in…
Climate change, making a positive difference, the environment, sustainability, engineering and how things work.

Students with…
Maths, English and Science / Technology subject grade C/4 or above. 

 

Our guiding principles

 
At Ørsted, our five guiding principles serve as a compass for the way we work as a company. Read more below, as we will be asking questions about out guiding principles during the final interview of the application process:

Integrity  
We’re open and trustworthy and uphold high ethical standards 

Passion  

We’re passionate about what we do and proud of what we achieve  

Team
We value diversity and collaborate in a non-hierarchical, respectful, and trusting way  

Results  
We set the bar high, take ownership, and get the right things done  
 
Safety
We never compromise on health and safety standards  

Application process

Apprenticeship application process
Submit application Apply

Apply online via this page or the gov.uk apprenticeship page

Applications open Spring of each year.

Top tips

  1. Take your time, applications are open for at least 4 weeks
  2. Complete on a laptop or computer rather than a phone
  3. Check punctuation, spelling and grammar
  4. Answer questions as fully as you can with real examples –we’ve had successful candidates tell us all about their skills and hobbies from skipping, to being a farmhand, from playing guitar to netball.

Testing Testing

Applicants are asked to take a standard numeracy and literacy test.

Stage 1: complete task Stage 1

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a research task with a word limit and some key focus areas to investigate.

Stage 2: assessment day Stage 2

Successful candidates will be asked to attend a (virtual) assessment day in a group setting. 

Stage 3: final interview Stage 3

We’ll invite successful candidates to a final interview. This gives us a chance to get to know candidates more personally and ask questions linked to our five guiding principles.


How to apply

 

Wind Turbine Technician Apprenticeship Programme 2021

 

Applications for the apprenticeship programme 2021 have now closed.

The 2022 wind turbine technician apprenticeship programme will open in Spring next year.

Learn more about careers at Ørsted 

FAQs

  • Who are we looking for?
    Students who would say their favourite subject is…
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, and/or Geography.

    Students who like…
    Problem solving, fixing things, understanding how things work, being outdoors, heights, sea travel, working in a team and being hands on.

    Students interested in…
    Climate change, making a positive difference, the environment, sustainability, engineering and how things work.

    Students with…
    Maths, English and Science / Technology subject grade C/4 or above. 

     

  • What work experience do I need?
    No prior experience is needed to apply. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives and encourage applicants to tell us about their strengths and passions in their application.
  • What is the age limit for an apprentice? 
    There is no age limit for and Ørsted apprentice. However, the minimum age is 16. 
  • What is the salary for an Ørsted apprentice?
    In year one of the programme, the salary for an Ørsted apprentice is approximately £14,500 and increases each year to £21,000 in years three and four of the programme.
  • Where can I find more information?

    We update our website with the latest information. You can find out what it’s like working at Ørsted here.

 

A day in the life of our apprentices in Grimsby and Barrow

Hear from third year apprentice, Leah about what a typical day consists of operating and maintaining our offshore wind turbines.

Leah, a third year apprentice at Ørsted

Building our future

Watch the video below to see how our offshore wind farms are building a future for Grimsby’s next generation.

  

Benefits

Giving our employees the best opportunities for a workday full of energy

employee benefits at orsted