Top tips from Maersk Training
Company offers five keys for success in the wind industry
Safety, industry knowledge, flexibility and resilience, continued professional development and communication and customer service skills are key to success in the wind industry, according to Maersk Training.
Safety is paramount, the company said, in addition to the technical aptitude to perform the work, employers value high principles of safety as roles in wind energy involve working in extremely challenging environments with dangerous machinery and equipment.
Following project development and forming a strong employer network is also important when looking for a new role, moulding you into a strong candidate at interview stage, Maersk Training said.
It added that as the industry is constantly changing, employers value staff who are flexible, reliable and reactive to sudden changes in location, are comfortable in working away from home and duties or rotation – making it much easier when it comes to the logistics of mobilising multiple staff into projects.
Having in-date, relevant industry certification, technical skills and remaining informed of employers’ training expectations can mean the difference between being selected for a contract or being overlooked.
Finally, Maersk Training said, roles in wind energy often involve direct interaction with stakeholders and customers; often at senior levels.
“It is therefore vital that you maintain a high level of customer service and communication. A negative experience could jeopardise your employer’s contract.”