EDF hires next generation of wind turbine engineers
Energy company EDF has hired a new cohort of apprentices for a three-year course to become wind turbine technicians.
The eight apprentices from across the UK will spend 18 months at Tyne Metropolitan College before learning the practical elements of their role on EDF sites.
The move follows the Skills for Climate Consultation results, which indicated that 70 per cent of UK engineering services businesses lack the necessary number of workers to undertake low to no carbon work.
Piero Maggio, EDF director of asset operations, said to Electrical Review, “It is great to welcome this new team of apprentices to the company and it is a reflection of the growth of our business. We have 36 operational onshore and offshore wind farm sites and a battery storage unit but we are developing much more including ground mounted solar technology which is a new area for us. This group of enthusiastic apprentices are a symbol of how we at EDF can contribute to the green recovery which is needed.”