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Grimsby hosts Dong’s new talent

Offshore turbine technician apprenticeships will start in September

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Dong Energy is partnering with the Grimsby Institute to offer new offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeships.

The three-year apprenticeships will comprise of one year of classroom-based learning at the Grimsby Institute followed by two years working on site with Dong.

The students will be taught in a new virtual training centre opened by the Grimsby Institute this year. 

A minimum of four apprenticeships will be available and the application process opens today.

The courses will start in September.

Dong said the apprentices will study as a maintenance and operations engineering technician with emphasis on turbine technology.

They will undertake a BTEC Level 3 in engineering, and, if they successfully complete the programme, will become full-time employees at Dong Energy.

Hornsea 1 programme director Duncan Clark said: “Dong Energy is committed to helping develop people with the right skills to deliver the UK’s offshore wind ambitions and so we’re delighted to be taking on apprentices in Grimsby.”

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