Open day to highlight career paths in offshore industry

One of the facillities at Maersk Training in North Shields.
One of the facillities at Maersk Training in North Shields.

A training provider is holding an open day to highlight potential careers in the offshore wind energy sector.

Global training provider Maersk Training will be showcasing their education programmes to those interested in career opportunities.

The event is taking place from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, October 21, at 5 Neptune Court, Orion Business Park, Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, North Shields.

Stuart Cameron, managing director at Maersk Training, said: “The wind energy industry is booming and so now is the optimum time for people looking for employment to get essential skills to gain access to this thriving sector.

“The four programmes available all provide people with the exact skills and hands-on knowledge they need to go into the wind energy sector with confidence.”

The open day event will showcase:

• Fundamental Skills for Offshore Wind Technicians;

• Wind Turbine Technician Traineeship;

• Functional Skills in Maths and Functional Skills in English;

• Survival and Leadership Workshop.

Jennifer Murley, who attended a similar Maersk Training open day, said: “I went to the Maersk Training open day to get some expert advice on how to introduce health and safety into my career and what I would need to work in the renewable energy industry.

“I was recommended the Level 2 Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Industry and it’s the best thing I have done for my career. Instructors were always diligent about safety and very patient with all us shaky newcomers.

“No matter what your background is, your level of experience or previous jobs, if you want to try and make a new career in renewable energy or gain some impressive qualifications, then I would definitely recommend Maersk Training.”

After gaining her diploma with Maersk Training, Jennifer went on to complete a NEBOSH course and in June this year she was accepted onto an internship with EDF Renewable Energy.

For more information about the open days call Samantha Finch, educational business development manager at Maersk Training, on (0191) 270 3220 or email