Modus apprentice Michael Gregory (left) with TTE’s Dave Thompson (right)
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Skills of engineering apprentices support offshore wind growth

The transferable skills gained by engineering apprentices will be a boost for the growing offshore wind sector, according to The TTE Technical Training Group.

The Middlesbrough-based training organisation works closely with industry to provide skilled technicians through its suite of apprenticeships and up-skilling programmes.

Predominately serving the manufacturing, energy, process and engineering sectors, TTE works closely with more than 100 North East-based companies supporting their workforce skills development.

In addition, TTE also provides workforce development for global industry and regularly welcomes technicians from locations such as West Africa and the Middle East to its highly-specified, industry-standard training centre.

TTE also provides in-country skills development and consistently deploys teams of training professionals around the world who train and assess candidates on site.

With considerable experience working with industry employers, TTE has developed its training provision to meet the ever-changing requirements of different sectors. Its programmes cover disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Process, Laboratory Technicians, Young Scientists, Warehousing, and Building Services, with many transferable across different sectors, including offshore wind.

One of the companies TTE works with is Darlington-based Modus Seabed Intervention, the subsea specialist, which operates across the oil & gas and offshore wind sectors.

TTE has devised a training programme, which provides the skills required to support the company’s rebuilding and maintenance operations for its fleet of remote operated vehicles (ROVs) and associated equipment.

Andy Buckworth from The TTE Technical Training Group, said: “As industry has evolved, particularly in the energy sector, we have continually refined our programmes and facilities to meet employers’ requirements. Many of the skills required in the offshore wind supply chain are transferable from other industry sectors, which are supported by the training programmes at TTE and our specialist training equipment.

“The offshore wind sector has the potential to grow dramatically in the near future, which will require a considerable influx of personnel. As well as new entrants to industry, through the delivery of apprenticeships, there will be skilled personnel from other sectors that will require elements of re-skilling to enter the sector.

“TTE is well-placed to support skills development for this sector and has the experience, facilities and expertise to deliver the standard the levels of technical training and qualifications required by the offshore wind supply chain.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Recognition PR Business Team .

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