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Job Vacancy - Wind Turbine Technician Apprenticeship

Job Details

Job Vacancy posted by: innogy SE
Location: Harwich, Essex
Salary: circa £12,000

Job Description

The UK has the largest installed capacity of offshore wind farms in the world; the offshore winds share of the annual UK generation is set to increase to around 10% by 2020 from just 0.8% in 2010. UK plans to deploy up to 30GW of installed capacity by 2030 could support 27,000 jobs in the sector.

And innogy has a huge part to play in this exciting journey…….

Innogy SE is Germany’s leading Energy Company, with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, Innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world.

Location: Harwich (North Essex)
Recruitments: 5 GCSEs at C or above ideally including Science and Maths
Salary: CIRCA £12,000 plus benefits

Main purpose of the role

Innogy Ltd is offering the opportunity for motivated young people to begin a career in renewable energy working within a highly skilled diverse team. This excellent apprentice scheme will enable the selected candidates to develop into technicians working on wind turbines.

We will provide a comprehensive and well supported learning programme including classroom based learning and experience on site working with our technicians. Completing the Apprenticeship will result in a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.

Our Wind Technicians are working as part of a small team and are dedicated to specific offshore wind farms. You will learn to carry out scheduled, unscheduled and proactive maintenance on wind turbines, including fault finding, repairs and trouble shooting.

Your hard work will ensure our wind farms continue to deliver power to households and businesses. It’s a rewarding job that allows you to work outside with your hands on highly advanced machinery. Once trained you will be working at sea, in all weathers and at heights of up to 100m, using heavy, complex electrical equipment. You will demonstrate a commitment to Health and Safety in all aspects of your work.

Initially the focus will be upon learning and developing engineering knowledge through education and training.

However in the longer term as Technicians the role will involve:

•Electro/Mechanical problem solving of wind turbines working in pairs at heights up to 100m in remote locations with user manuals as reference point to trace issues
•Work at height, using heavy equipment and electricity in a safe manner
•The technicians will be required to plan in advance what tools, spares, manpower and personal planning is required for each job they do.
•Fault finding and diagnosis of wind turbine components and determining if site repair is possible or whether unit requires exchange

Candidate requirements

You will be keen to learn and undertake a practical role, with some standby required. Over a four year period you will be attending Lowestoft College 2 days a week based on a 37hr Week, backed up with site based learning & development

Knowledge and Skills

•5 GCSEs at C or above ideally including Science and Maths
•Willing to learn and develop
•Interest in engineering
•Able to work at height
•Able to work at sea
•Willing to work shifts

Important Dates

Application closing date: Friday, 24 May 2019

Assessment Centre: Weeks commencing: Monday 17 June and Monday 24 June 2019

Role start date: August 2019

Application Details

Application Deadline: 24/05/2019
Email Contact: lisa.phillips@innogy.com
Website Link: https://jobs.innogy.com/innogy/job/Harwich-Wind-Turbine-Technician-Apprenticeship-CO12-4SR/526506101/?locale=en_GB

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