Leading global training provider Maersk Training will be hosting an open day event on Wednesday 21st October in order to highlight four of its education programmes set to start later this month

Taking place between 16:00pm to 20:00pm at 5 Neptune Court, Orion Business Park, Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 7SN. The open day is the perfect opportunity for those interested in building a career in the offshore wind energy sector.

Stuart Cameron, Managing Director, at Maersk Training said: “The wind energy industry is booming and so now is the optimum time for people looking for employment to get essential skills to gain access to this thriving sector. The four programmes available all provide people with the exact skills and hands-on knowledge they need to go into the wind energy sector with confidence.”

The open day event will showcase:

– Fundamental Skills for Offshore Wind Technicians – this course is suited for students at age 16 to 18 with a Level 2 qualification in engineering. Here, they will obtain the essential skills and certification required to access the wind energy sector

– Wind Turbine Technician Traineeship – this traineeship targets students at age 19-24. The programme aims to provide the participants with essential mandatory skills and knowledge required for a career in the wind turbine industry

– Functional Skills in Maths and Functional Skills in English – these two separate courses, for students at a minimum age of 19, aims to ensure that the students possess the fundamental qualifications in Maths and English needed to further their career prospects within the wind energy sector

– Survival and Leadership Workshop – for people at age 19 and above. This 2 and a half day course is designed to prepare you for further advancement within the wind turbine industry covering everything from free career mapping to assessment of mandatory skills requirements

Jennifer Murley attended a similar Maersk Training open day when she decided it was time to further her career: “I went to the Maersk Training open day to get some expert advice on how to introduce health and safety into my career and what I would need to work in the renewable energy industry. I was recommended the Level 2 Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Industry and it’s the best thing I have done for my career. Instructors were always diligent about safety and very patient with all us shaky newcomers.

"No matter what your background is, your level of experience or previous jobs, if you want to try and make a new career in renewable energy or gain some impressive qualifications, then I would definitely recommend Maersk Training.”

After gaining her diploma with Maersk Training, Jennifer went on to complete a NEBOSH course and in June this year she was accepted onto an internship with EDF Renewable Energy.

Paul Doughty also turned to Maersk Training when he wanted a change of career as army technical support specialist with the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers: “I was thrilled when I got the phone call telling me I had received a place on the course. I thoroughly enjoyed my time completing the diploma – all the Maersk Training staff have a high level of knowledge in the sector and I definitely felt like part of a team.

"After completing my diploma and placement at DONG Energy, I applied for a role within Maersk Training and I now enjoy helping others find their dream career within the renewable energy sector.”

For more information about the open days please call Samantha Finch, Educational Business Development Manager at Maersk Training in Newcastle, on +44 (0)191 270 3220 or email[email protected]