Most sustainable energy company in the world opens apprentice applications in the UK
- Ørsted has opened up applications for its wind turbine technician apprenticeships
Leading renewable energy company Ørsted, who recently ranked number one energy company in Corporate Knights' 2021 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world, has today opened up applications for its apprenticeship programme.
In the UK, Ørsted has hired a total of 33 wind turbine technician apprentices since starting its programme in 2017 with its first cohort of four, who are now fully qualified technicians working offshore.
Last year, the company had over 500 people apply and took on a total of 11 wind turbine technician apprentices who are now studying their first year at either the Grimsby Institute for Further and Higher Education or at Furness College in Barrow.
Courtney Doughty, who is currently concluding her final year of the programme and has been offered a position at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm as part of the recent recruitment campaign said: “I would encourage anyone who is passionate about the environment and making a real difference in the world to consider applying for an apprenticeship with Ørsted.
“If I stay on track with the apprenticeship programme and pass my final assessment, I’ll be working on the world’s largest offshore wind farm by the end of the year and helping to generate clean power for all the houses in Manchester, four times over. I’ve had a fantastic experience throughout this programme, I’ve had some amazing opportunities and I feel looked after by my colleagues and my management – I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”
The programme spans across three and a half years and sees apprentices studying locally for their first year before getting hands on experience working offshore and across the company in their second and third years.
Rob Howes, Learning and Development Senior Specialist said: “The main attribute we’re looking for in our applicants is passion. We want team players who look out for each other are proud of their hobbies and their work. Whilst grades are important in the application process, we’re really looking for the people who want to play their part in combatting climate change.”
With a minimum age limit of 16 for applicants, there’s no maximum age for people to apply for an apprenticeship with Ørsted. Upon completion of the programme, apprentices will have gained a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) qualification and will become fully qualified wind turbine technicians.