Apprenticeship Programme

As part of our local skills programme, Rampion has offered apprenticeships to encourage and facilitate the entry of more people into the offshore wind industry.

Apprenticeships are both a real alternative to university and a genuine chance to learn and grow in RWE, the third largest renewable generator in the UK. Wind turbine technicians travel offshore each day with other technicians to keep the turbines turning to produce low carbon electricity for the UK market.

Rampion has been one of the UK’s first offshore wind farms to fulfil site technician roles directly from the apprenticeship pipeline.

To date 10 apprenticeships have been placed in the project and further positions will be based on the business need to match apprentice training to staff attrition. It is expected that ultimately 10-20% of the technician workforce will be employed via the apprenticeship programme.

Wind Turbine Technician Apprenticeship

RWE Renewables UK offer the opportunity for motivated people to begin a career in renewable energy with us.

This excellent 3 year apprentice scheme will enable the selected candidates to develop into technicians working on wind turbines.

The first 2 years will be class room based at a bespoke Wind Turbine training facility at Llandrillo College, Rhos on Sea in North Wales.

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 an NVQ level 3 qualification in wind turbine operations and maintenance and a level 3 diploma in wind turbine maintenance.

Candidate Requirements

You will be keen to learn and undertake a practical role and your key skills and knowledge will include:

  • 5 GCSE’s at 4/C or above including Science and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Interest in engineering
  • Able to work a height
  • Able to work at sea
  • Willing to learn and develop
  • Willing to work shifts

Successful applicants are able to demonstrate a real passion for engineering and sustainability and some experience specifically relevant to the industry is advantageous.

You can gain valuable experience in a number of ways, such as:

  • Courses or workshop programs such as Recycle Newhaven
  • Work experience
  • Volunteering within the community

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

Applications for 2022 will open early in the new year.

For more information on the careers available with RWE, please visit the RWE Careers portal page

Alex Reah – Wind Turbine Apprentice Graduate