Ørsted opens sixth year of apprenticeship applications in the UK
In the UK, Ørsted has hired 39 wind turbine technician apprentices since starting its programme in 2017. All nine apprentices who have completed their course so far, are now full-time employees of Ørsted.
Last year, the company had nearly 1,000 people apply and took on a cohort of 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.
Jack Taylor, second year Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician, said: ‘I am in my final year of my apprenticeship, and recently been awarded Apprentice of the Year at my college. The team at Ørsted is so fantastic to be part of. I’ve really enjoyed learning new skills and working as part of a great team. I'm proud to be working in such a thriving industry that's combating climate change and making a real difference"
The programme spans across three and a half years and sees apprentices studying locally for their first year before taking up placements across the company and also getting hands-on experience working offshore at one of Orsted’s 12 UK offshore wind farms during their second and third years.
Rob Howes, Lead Apprentice Specialist said: ‘We’re really proud to be opening the apprentice programme for the sixth year running. You don’t have to have experience, we’re looking for people with lots of passion, and great teamwork skills. This is a great opportunity for people who want to be involved in the green energy revolution.’
With a minimum age limit of 16 for applicants, there’s no maximum age for people to apply for an apprenticeship with Ørsted. We ask for applicants to have three GSCEs c/4 and above, including Maths English and Science or a technical subject.
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.
To find out more about the application process and the programme in the UK, please visit Ørsted’s dedicated apprenticeship programme page: Apprenticeships Programmes | Ørsted Careers (orsted.co.uk)