North Shields-based Maersk Training take jobseeker hunt to Manchester

The offshore wind training providers are eager to speak to jobseekers when they attend RenewableUK 2014, next month

Maersk Training's Stuart Cameron
Maersk Training's Stuart Cameron

North Shields-based Maersk Training is eager to speak to jobseekers when it attends the RenewableUK 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition career’s day in Manchester next month.

The training provider will provide information on its courses for Wind Turbine Technician (Onshore and Offshore) and Level 2 Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Industry (Onshore and Offshore).

Stuart Cameron, UK managing director at Maersk Training, said: “Tough economic times mean

unemployment rates remain high. Encouragingly though, the offshore and wind energy sectors are expanding at a very fast pace, so there are great opportunities out there for people seeking employment.

“We are also very committed to helping those who are less financially able to improve their prospects, and that’s why we offer funding for those who are over 19, have been a UK resident for the last three years and are unemployed, as well as an amount of subsidised places.”

Johnny Chung, Shane Taylor and Michael Weightman are the latest trainees to find work after graduating from Maersk Training’s ‘Staying Safe in the Wind Turbine Environment (Onshore and Offshore)’ Level 2 Diploma.

Mr Chung is now a wind turbine technician for Boston Energy, the same role that Mr Taylor fills

at Holleman Heavy Lift in Romania, whilst Mr Weightman is an electrician at Windhoist.

As well as practical, work-based modules such as electrical awareness, working at height and first aid training, Maersk’s diploma courses offer instruction in other fields such as first aid, employability and career advice. Delegates are also schooled in how to prepare an eye-catching CV and improve their interview technique.

The RenewableUK 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition runs from November 11-13 at Manchester Central, with Maersk Training in attendance on Thursday November 13.

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