About Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is the energy of the future, it is energy that comes from resources that are naturally renewed such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.

There are many people involved in this industry from the people that design and engineer the most efficient ways of generating and transporting energy to the people that install and maintain installations such as wind turbines and solar farms. The offshore wind farms in the East of England provide many opportunities but there are also opportunities in hydro, solar and bio power.

Low carbon energy production is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK and worldwide. In the next ten years, it is estimated that the value of offshore wind will reach £75 billion and 70,000 jobs will be created. Suffolk is certain to benefit from the expansion in the energy sector. This means developing associated supply chains, movement of materials through ports and logistics, innovations in advanced manufacturing and technology to link wind farms to power grids.

Suffolk is also developing a specialist skills base to take advantage of the new jobs emerging in the East Anglian energy industries. Plans are being drawn up for an energy training centre in the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth area and existing training providers are developing specialist courses.

This sector has one of the highest growth potentials meaning there really is no better time to get into the renewable energy business!

What else is there? Well there are many other options from marine biologists to project engineers as well as sales assistants to sell equipment such as solar panels and even geo-scientists who examine the sea bed to make sure it is suitable to build turbines.

There are lots of niches that you won’t have heard about – find out more here!

Did You Know?
The answer really was blowing in the wind! Our main centres for offshore renewables in the region are located at Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, and we have new and fast growing operations in North Norfolk – the port of Wells and the business facilities at Egmere are developing as a hub for servicing established windfarms.

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Brand new Offshore Wind Skills Centre based at -East Coast College, Great Yarmouth Campus
Offshore Wind Skills Centre launched in December 2018.
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UK’s leading centre for offshore wind is Norfolk and Suffolk
GBP 11 billion of development and capital expenditure invested in construction for regional offshore wind projects.
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Winter 2018/19 Newsletter
Offshore wind continues to play an increasingly important role in satisfying the UK’s demand for electricity.
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2019 International Trainee Programme Jobs
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10th March 2019
The application process comprises of an online cognitive test, a video assignment, interviews (telephone and face-to-face), an assessment and a pre-employment screening. We will provide you with further details of the process as soon as you have applied.
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Vattenfall international trainee programme - now open
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Power Climate Smarter living - that's our purpose. We are looking for the brightest minds to make this happen. Start your climate smarter career and become one of the thirty trainees who start their journey in September 2019.
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Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician - Harwich
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Our Advanced Apprenticeship is a level 3 Mechatronics Maintenance Technician qualification which we believe is best in class. Study time is between 36 and 48 months.
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