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Maersk Training supports local people who are looking for a new career

26/04/2017

Leading training specialists, Maersk Training, will be hosting two open days on Tuesday 25th April in North Shields and Wednesday 10th May in Newcastle.

Both days will highlight its successful course that helps local people achieve the skills and training required to access the growing wind energy sector.

Maersk Training’s Level 2 Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Industry has been running for two years and sees more than 80% of its delegates go into employment upon graduation. Primarily supporting those who live in the North East, the course has been developed for those who are looking to retrain, not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET.

The course is open to UK residents who are unemployed, aged 19 or over and live in the North East. Subsidised places are available for those that don’t qualify.

Michael Anderson worked as a hairdresser for 9 years before deciding he wanted another challenge: “One of my friends recommended the Maersk Training Diploma and I went to one of the Open Days and it has just spiralled from there.

After Michael graduated from the course, he was successfully employed into one of the leading businesses in the industry. He said: “On my first day I installed a turbine and it was just absolutely amazing from start to finish seeing all the little bits of the puzzle come together.” Michael is now home in Blyth waiting on a visa to go and work in Istanbul on a three month contract.

Lasting 12 weeks, the course covers all the essential safety skills people need to work in an offshore wind turbine environment. The Diploma includes an exciting mix of practical and theoretical modules such as: working at height, electrical awareness, sea survival, safety passport, confined space, manual handling, and fire awareness, alongside careers advice, guidance and support into finding employment.

Stuart Cameron, Managing Director of Maersk Training in Newcastle, said: “The course is a brilliant mix of hands-on practical work and exciting theory and although it might not be for the faint hearted, it is ultimately rewarding.

“This Diploma is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has been struggling to find work or who is looking for the next challenge in their career. With the new skills you learn, the possibilities after completion really are endless.”

Anyone who might be interested in enrolling is invited to attend one of their upcoming open days:

Tuesday 25th April, 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Maersk Training, 2 Mercury Court, Orion Business Park, Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, North Shields, NE29 7SN

Wednesday 10th May, 11.00am – 2.00pm

The Beacon, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PQ

To find out more or if you are unable to attend, please contact the Education Team at Maersk Training in Newcastle on +44 (0)191 270 3220 or email EducationUK@maersktraining.com.

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