"The East of England Offshore Wind Skills Centre is a collaborative regional training and competence facility that will provide support to local people wishing to reskill and gain sustainable employment in the offshore wind industry on the New Anglia Energy Coast."
"There are currently two main offers at the centre: A 12 week full-time Level 2 Diploma in Safe Working Practice in the Wind Turbine Industry. Or the 3-4 week Transition to Offshore course for engineers and technicians who are already working in closely aligned industries."
"Two recent graduates from the first Transition course run in the Summer also attended the event and received their certificates. Ricki Western and Jack Hurren joined the Transition Course with engineering skills but no employment at that point. Engineering background. Ricki was employed by 3sun after the course and starts his career with them in January.
Ricki said “It’s been a great opportunity for me to climb the ladder, anyone that completes this course has a fantastic future.”
"Jack, who recently completed a degree before going on to the Transition Course, is still on the hunt for an offshore job. Jack said “This course is exactly what you need to get into the industry both for newcomers and experienced workers. You can’t just turn up and expect to be employed, you have to be committed, listen and work hard as it’s very demanding. It’s all worth it in the end and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I am positive I will find a new position in the New Year.”
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