Orsted is looking for their next apprentices

Ørsted is proud to be accepting applications for their 2024 apprenticeship programme, that will be across England.

The programme spans across four years. The apprentices will study at either Grimsby Institute for Higher Education or Furness College, for their first year, before getting hands-on experience working offshore at one of Ørsted’s 12 offshore wind farms during the rest of their apprenticeship across both the East and West Coast.

Rob Howes, Ørsted Operation Apprentice Manager said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the renewable energy sector. We’re proud to be launching our eighth year of apprenticeships. We are looking for people who are passionate and put safety first. Use the application process to show us who you are, and what drives you.”

Across the UK, Ørsted has had 70 wind turbine technician apprentices since starting its programme in 2017. The majority apprentices who have completed their courses to date, are now full-time employees and working on Ørsted’s windfarms on both the East and West coasts.

The applications last year were of such a high calibre, and Ørsted saw an increase of 250% of people applying.

Coleen Forde, National Skills Co-ordinator at Ørsted, said: “A huge thanks to the apprenticeship team who have worked hard on getting the applications opened. I’m excited to welcome our new colleagues in September. It’s an exciting journey with lots of opportunities to not only help keep our turbines spinning, but to inspire more people into the industry.”

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 grade 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, with an ambition to complete Higher National Certificate (HNC). 

The application window is open for two weeks and will close on Sunday 18th February.  To find out more about the application process and the programme in the UK, please visit Ørsted’s dedicated apprenticeship programme page.

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Charli Parkin
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