DONG Energy offers offshore wind apprenticeships

DONG Energy is offering new offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeships in Grimsby. It has joined forces with the Grimsby Institute for the three-year apprenticeships, which will include a year of learning in a new virtual training centre followed by two years working on site with DONG Energy. The apprentices will study as a maintenance & […]

Brits too ‘snobby’ to pick engineering jobs

Brits are sometimes too “snobby” to pick engineering jobs. That’s the concern of one trade body expert who warns Government attitudes aren’t helping the sector’s image for young workers. Figures suggest almost 90,000 jobs in science and engineering will needto be filled by 2016 because of retirement alone. Industry figures see this as a real […]

BIS minister: Brits need to skill up for nuclear and renewables

Britain must work hard to develop its workforce in both nuclear and renewables, a BIS minister said today. Mark Prisk, the Business and Enterprise Minister said this would be vital if Britain is to compete on a global level. Appprenticeships will play a key role in “getting the skills right”, he said. Mr Prisk told […]

Thousand apprenticeships created for Scottish low carbon sector

Scotland is spending £2 million on creating 1,000 extra apprenticeships in its energy and low carbon sector. These come on top of the Scottish Government’s commitment to fund 500 training places every year until 2014. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said: “These additional training opportunities are being made available in response to increasing employer demand […]

Government to fund eco-apprenticeships

The government is to help fund the training of at least 1,000 apprentices on energy-saving technology courses. The funding is part of a package of measures announced today to create a skilled workforce for Energy Secretary Chris Huhne’s much-touted Green Deal programme. And it comes on the same day that the government unveiled The Carbon […]

UK’s first renewable apprenticeship launched

Dong Energy announced today that it will take on up to eight apprentices next year as part of a new wind power scheme. The Danish energy firm made the commitment as the Wind Energy Service Technician Apprenticeship scheme was launched at RenewableUK’s conference in Glasgow. The scheme is the UK’s first Modern Apprenticeship for the […]