ScottishPower Renewables puts call out for ambitious apprentices
Young people across the East of England are being given the chance to play their part in creating a cleaner and greener future by ScottishPower Renewables, which is searching for its next apprentices to work on its pioneering East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.
Leading on from last year’s successful inaugural scheme, the apprentices will experience essential hands-on training from programming to mechanical assembly and even vital sea survival training, as well as studying towards a nationally-recognised qualification.
The three-year apprenticeship will be based at East Anglia ONE’s state-of-the-art operations and maintenance building at Hamilton Dock, Lowestoft; a key part of a £25 million investment made by ScottishPower Renewables into the port.
Talented 18-year-olds, Jovita Beeston from Norwich and Hope Reynolds from Lowestoft, became ScottishPower Renewables’ first offshore apprentices last year after a rigorous selection process. The two mechatronics maintenance apprentice technicians are now hard at work on their three-year apprenticeship programme.
Jovita, who studied engineering at college before securing her apprenticeship, commented: “Joining ScottishPower Renewables has been an absolutely amazing experience from day one. Each day is different and I love getting up every morning knowing I am working in one of the country’s key growing sectors. Seeing how it develops day by day, and learning from such an experienced team, is an incredible opportunity. I love knowing I am playing my part in creating a green future.”
Hope, who along with Jovita is one of only two women on their college course, commented: “Securing this apprenticeship was such a great first step for me, both professionally and personally. I’ve always wanted to work in renewables and am learning so much, I’m loving every minute.”
ScottishPower Renewables’ Offshore Apprentice programme brings together both academic and technical skills training through work-based learning and college assessment. As well as earning a competitive salary, successful applicants will kick-start their career with a nationally-recognised qualification and gain crucial on-the-job experience and knowledge.