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Case Studies

Jack joins the new generation of offshore technicians

Young engineer Jack Hurren is taking his skills offshore to inspect wind turbines thanks to the qualifications he earned at the Centre.

The 20-year-old from Blundeston near Lowestoft always had an ambition to work in the energy industry.

He got a distinction in a BTEC Level 3 Engineering qualification at Lowestoft College before a two-year Foundation Degree in Operations and Maintenance Engineering at the University of Suffolk, which focused on the renewables sector.

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Training helps Ricki switch careers from oil to wind power

Ricki Western loves being out at sea keeping the nation’s energy flowing.

But when he was made redundant from an oil industry jack up rig it put a question mark over his future.

Now the Offshore Wind Skills Centre has given him a new direction and career inspecting wind turbines.

He was part of a transition course helping people switch from similar industries into the offshore wind energy sector industry.

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Centre helps Michael find his dream job

Father-of-two Michael Montgomery has a new career as an offshore wind turbine inspection technician thanks to the Centre.

His original college qualification 20 years ago was in engineering, fabrication, assembly and manufacturing with an initial plan of working offshore.

It did not work out and in recent years and he ended up in technical field sales and business development, with the last few years spent in the maritime industry attending vessels, checking data and systems.

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