Hull Uni and Siemens Gamesa Partner Up for Offshore Wind Education

The University of Hull has partnered up with Siemens Gamesa to offer a masters degree apprenticeship program for offshore wind energy.

The aim of the three-year course is to develop the next generation of technical and industry leaders of the offshore wind industry, the University of Hull said.

Formally commencing in September, the initial group of ten students will get practical experience through placements at three Siemens Gamesa’s locations in the UK.

The industrial placements in Frimley, Hull and Newcastle are said to offer graduates experience in all aspects of the industry, from sales to construction, project management to the environment, as well as health and safety.

According to the university, graduates will be equipped with the educational requirements for registration as Chartered Engineers with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers or Institution of Engineering and Technology.

“Over the past year SGRE has worked with Aura and the University of Hull to bring about our first Offshore Engineering Graduate Scheme awarding an MSc, in the UK. The motivation behind this is to bring a diverse group of people with demonstrable learning into a 3 year academic programme,” said SGRE Program Leader and Head of Engineering Rab McMillan.

The university emphasized that it welcomes other opportunities to work with industry to create degree apprenticeships within offshore wind and renewables or in other sectors.

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