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Vestas, a global leader in wind energy, is excited to offer an opportunity for 10 proactive individuals to join our team as Offshore Apprentice Wind Turbine Service Technicians. This role is a blend of academic study and hands-on experience, designed for those passionate about technology and eager to make a tangible impact in the field of electrical engineering and sustainable energy solutions.
We believe that a diverse team is a strong team. At Vestas, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that mirrors the diverse world we live in, particularly by increasing the presence of women within the industry. Our aim is to ensure that everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute to our mission. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, celebrating the unique perspectives and skills each person brings to our team.

Responsibilities

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • The apprenticeship starts with two years of academic study at Aberdeen College, Altens Campus, where you will pursue an HND in Electrical Engineering
  • This period combines classroom learning with practical workshops, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Following your studies, you will spend two years gaining hands-on experience at our offshore wind farms
  • You will work on a 2-weeks-on, 2-weeks-off rotation, either stationed on an offshore vessel (SOV) in the North Sea or commuting from an onshore site via a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV)

Qualifications

  • Qualifications: A Scottish Higher in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering Science, with grades of B or above preferred
  • Passport Holder
  • Driving Licence is an advantage

Competencies


We expect that you:
  • Who We Are Looking For
  • Applicants should be based in Scotland, UK, within commuting distance to Aberdeen Altens College, or be willing to relocate to Aberdeen
  • An interest in electrical and mechanical principles
  • Comfort working offshore and at heights
  • A high level of safety awareness
  • Willingness to travel
  • Self-motivation, reliability, flexibility, and strong teamwork capabilities

What we offer


A fully funded HND in Electrical Engineering, an SCQF Level 6 MA through Aberdeen College, Altens Campus with fully funded student accommodation.
Advanced offshore safety training.· Two years of practical offshore work experience with extensive learning opportunities.
A competitive apprentice salary, 25 days annual leave, optional medical/dental cover, access to Vestas Perks, and an excellent pension scheme.
Upon completion, apprentices are well-positioned to apply for an Offshore Service Technician role within Vestas, opening doors to a promising career in the renewable energy sector.

Additional information


Your work location will be either in GB, Aberdeen.
Applications are handled on an ongoing basis. Please apply online with your letter of motivation and CV.
Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.
All inquiries are treated confidentially.

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About Vestas


Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.