Maersk Training in Newcastle is hosting its first open evening of 2017 on 1 February to promote a training course which helps people looking to start a new career in the wind industry.
The training experts, based in Newcastle, have been running the Level 2 Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Industry for over 2 years, with over 80% of delegates going into employment upon completion, Maersk said.
Lasting 12 weeks, the course covers all the essential safety skills people need to work in an offshore wind turbine environment. The diploma includes a mix of practical and theoretical modules such as: working at height, electrical awareness, sea survival, safety passport, confined space, manual handling, and fire awareness, alongside careers advice and guidance and support into finding employment.
One of the main aims of the course is to support those who live in the North East who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET. The course is open to people who are unemployed, a UK resident for the past 3 years, aged 19 or over and live in the North East. Subsidised places are available for those that don’t qualify.
Anyone who is interested in enrolling onto the diploma is invited to attend an Open Evening between 4.00pm – 6.30pm local time Wednesday, 1 February at Maersk Training, 2 Mercury Court, Orion Business Park, where they will be able to register their interest and meet representatives from Maersk Training.
Stuart Cameron, Managing Director of Maersk Training in Newcastle, said: “2017 is an exciting year for us and this course is specially designed to be inclusive for anyone facing multiple barriers to their participation and need a different type of offer or provision to engage them in learning new skills and development. It is a fantastic opportunity to get a foot on the career ladder in an industry which is booming and expected to grow further in the years to come.”