Offshore Apprenticeship Programme

I'm fascinated by the impact of renewable energy and the growth of the sector - I'm excited to play my part in creating a green future. Jovita - Apprentice.

Our Business

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We’re proud to say we produce 100% green electricity and are well on our way to our ultimate journey to Net Zero.

ScottishPower Renewables is at the forefront of the development, construction and operation of offshore wind projects in the UK. A world leader in renewables, we’re at the very heart of the UK’s Net Zero ambition and we’re expanding rapidly as we play a significant role generating green electricity to drive the change to the energy mix in the UK. And, with a variety of multi-million-pound projects in our seas, there’s never been a more exciting time to join our team to help us increase our use of green technologies and reduce our impact on our planet.

We know people are central to building a better future, quicker, and we need talented, hardworking and flexible people to join us.

What do we offer?

Our Offshore Apprentice programme blends academic and technical skills training with work-based learning and assessment. Bringing learning and earning together, not only will you study towards a nationally-recognised qualification, you’ll earn a competitive salary, develop new skills and gain invaluable knowledge and experience.

As the UK strives to improve its renewables mix, the importance of wind energy is increasing exponentially. Our programme will kick start your career in an enduring industry, allowing you to cement the foundations of your future and providing you with exciting options for a varied career path.

And you’ll be well rewarded with a starting salary of £16,000 and additional benefits such as access to a stakeholder pension scheme, a generous holiday entitlement and a range of employee discounts.

What will you be doing?

Start DateWork LocationCourse and College
September 2021LowestoftLevel 3 Mechatronics Pathway
@ East Coast College in Lowestoft

Our three-year programme offers the opportunity for on the job learning and unique work experiences. Throughout your course, you’ll see how your studies relate to real life scenarios, such as programming and mechanical assembly, bringing your learning to life.

Health and Safety is our number one priority and from day one you’ll be taught the key principals enabling you to keep yourself and your colleagues safe. You’ll learn about general engineering methods, principals and techniques and our experienced technicians will mentor you, teaching you how these relate to our turbines. And you’ll need to understand the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector so that you can assist with the operation and maintenance of our windfarms.

As you’ll be working offshore on our East Anglia ONE Project you’ll need to do sea survival training, so we’ll put you through the GWO Sea Survival and Vessel Transfer course.

Throughout your course, you’ll see how your studies relate to both traditional and current engineering methods, building the foundations of your career as a technician. And at the end of the programme you’ll be ready to become a Balance of Plant Technician, with a starting salary of £27,144.

Who are we looking for?

We need someone who is passionate about our industry and who is excited to learn about renewable technology. You’ll need four GCSEs at grades A-C / 4 – 9 (or equivalent) in Maths, English and a Science. As you’ll spend time working on our offshore windfarm, you’ll need to be a competent swimmer and comfortable operating at heights.

You’ll be studying at East Coast College, and working from our Lowestoft site, so you should live within 30km of Lowestoft. If you’d consider relocating for this opportunity, you’ll be responsible for your own accommodation and expenses.

In line with legislation, we’re obliged to ensure potential employees are eligible to work in the UK. Therefore, all candidates must be able to provide this documentation at assessment stage. Due to Brexit, from January 2021, this includes citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

What’s the application process?

Online application, Online testing, Video interview, Assessment centre, Interview, Offer.

*The assessment centre will include an exercise which includes swimming and treading water, so you need to be a competent swimmer. There’s also a climbing assessment where you’ll be asked to climb a tower then carry out an activity, so you’ll need to be comfortable operating at heights.

The assessment centre is expected to be held one weekend in early July.

What should you do next?

If you have four GCSEs in English, Maths and a Science and live in, or near, Lowestoft we want to hear from you NOW.

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