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Wind Turbine Technician Apprenticeship - Rampion - Newhaven

RWE Renewables UK Management Ltd., Newhaven, United Kingdom (GB)  

To start on 06/09/2021  Full time, Fixed Term


Location: Llandrillo College (North Wales) and Rampion Offshore Wind Farm (Newhaven)

Requirements: 5 GCSE’s at C or above including Science and Maths (or equivalent)

Salary: £14,353 plus benefits in the 1st year, rising to £21,718 in the 3rd year.


Wind Turbine Technician Apprenticeship


RWE Renewables UK are offering 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.


The 3rd year will consist of on-site training at Rampion Offshore Wind Farm in Newhaven.




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.


Our Wind Turbine Technicians work as part of a small team dedicated to specific offshore wind farms. Successful candidates will learn to carry out all aspects of wind turbine maintenance including scheduled, unscheduled, proactive, and troubleshooting maintenance on wind turbines.


Your hard work will ensure our wind farms continue to deliver power to households and business.  It is a rewarding job that allows you to work on highly advanced machinery in a challenging environment. Once trained you will be working at sea, in all weathers and at height, using heavy, complex mechanical and electrical equipment. You will be required to demonstrate a commitment to Health and Safety in all aspects of your work.


Initially the focus will be upon learning and developing engineering knowledge through education and training.  However, in the longer term as Technicians the role will involve:


  • Electro/Mechanical problem solving of wind turbines working in small teams at height in remote locations with user manuals as reference
  • Working with advanced mechanical, hydraulic and electrical equipment in a safe manner
  • The technicians will be required to plan in advance what tools, spares and materials are required for each job they do
  • Fault find and diagnosis of wind turbine main component condition to assist in determining if site repair is possible or whether the unit requires exchange
  • Support inspection of blades and performing minor repairs then writing condition reports




You will be keen to learn and undertake a practical role and standby maybe required.


Knowledge and Skills:


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


All apprentices will be expected to study full time for the first 2 years at Llandrillo College, Rhos-on-Sea in North Wales during term time, before being deployed at Rampion Wind Farm in Newhaven for the 3rd year for hands-on experience of working on a wind farm.


Accommodation will be provided in North Wales during term time for the first 2 years, along with travel expenses for journeys between the Newhaven region and the term time address. Please note that accommodation will not be provided for the time spent on site in Newhaven.


Important Dates:


  • Application closing date: 19 March 2021
  • Assessment Centre: 18/20 May 2021
  • Working at height assessment centre: May 2021
  • Role start date: 6 September 2021



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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.

RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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