Hexis Supports Ex-Military With Transitioning Into The Wind Sector
The offshore wind industry gained four new recruits this week after they completed their training with East Coast College as part of a Military into Offshore Wind initiative.
The programme aims to attract those seeking a new career after serving in the armed forces into the engineering construction industry. It is a collaboration between the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), East Coast College and local employers.
The collaborative project was co-funded by the ECITB and East Coast College through Growth Deal Funding. The programme syllabus included:
• Introduction to the offshore wind sector
• Health & behavioural safety in the sector
• Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training
• Energy Institute Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR)
• GWO Slinger course
• Employability support
• ECITB Wind Turbine Compact and Davit Cranes Maintenance and Statutory Inspection
• ECITB Wind Turbine Service Lift Maintenance and Statutory Inspection
• ECITB Inspection of Working at Height Systems & Equipment
“I see the industry as a route for me to progress in my career. This training programme is allowing me to take the first steps into the sector and into employment.”
– George Reeve ex Military Student
“The Military into Offshore Wind programme is a good example of such a pathway and is a collaborative model between local employers, East Coast College and the ECITB.
“A great effort from all companies involved providing employment and using transferable skills from ex forces to offshore wind. Following this successful transition, Stowen looks forward to providing career paths for further ex-military personnel”. – Kieron Ford