Three young people from the local area have been awarded paid apprenticeship at E.ON’s Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm base in Great Yarmouth, as they embarked on a four-year apprenticeship programme launched by the company in September.
The programme will provide them with an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance. In the first two years, the apprentices will predominantely spend their time in a classroom, while they work towards a BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
During the second two years, the apprentices will be site-based and develop on the job skills before gaining an EAL Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance.
Keith Cooke, Scroby Sands Plant Manager at E.ON, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this apprenticeship programme which will provide a level of training second to none within the industry. It was very pleasing to have seen such an interest from young people in careers within this energy sector, having received over 250 applications.”
Scroby Sands consists of 30 wind turbines located around 3km off the Great Yarmouth coast. The site is also currently supporting two Wind Turbine Technicians, who are studying towards a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.