The Pen y Cymoedd Apprentices go offshore

Cory Dunn, PyC Apprentice

Three years ago we interviewed hundreds of local young people. Four apprentices were taken on to train to become wind turbine technicians. After two years of study at Neath and Llandrillo Colleges, the apprentices have now started on their practical training. Vattenfall, in conjunction with local company Isofab, has followed the four apprentices’ progress closely as they’ve developed and taken on new challenges – with one even having to learn to swim to complete his offshore rescue training!

This month, they arrived at Vattenfall’s Thanet and Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farms, where they will be on placement for the coming months. Cory, who’s pictured at the top of one of the turbines, said, “I enjoyed my first trip up the turbine. It was good to get practically involved after learning about two years in the classroom.”

We look forward to watching them develop further in the wind industry, learning from Vattenfall Generation. Stay up to date with their progress on this blog, Twitter and Facebook.