Apprentice Service Technician

Type: Apprentice
Region: Scotland

The Service department is responsible for service and maintenance of the wind farms within UK and Ireland. The department has an open and informal culture, where teamwork and good communication is the key to our success. You will have the opportunity to work in an exciting industry and in a team of highly motivated employees.

You will be required to develop a detailed knowledge of our wind turbines to enable you to perform daily maintenance and repairs and other field service-related tasks. Working to the highest safety and environmental standards whilst ensuring that service targets are met, you will be part of a team of service technicians working throughout the region. Apprentices will work with teams across different parts of the business, gaining meaningful industry experience and will have ample opportunity to learn from colleagues who have already completed apprenticeships in the same discipline! We are looking for apprentices who want to learn on the job, developing practical skills, personal competencies and to build relationships with colleagues across our business.

Responsibilities

  • Compliance to Vestas’ Health & safety, Quality, Operational procedures
  • Complete a 2-year HND electrical engineering course at college
  • Work at various Vestas windfarm locations, amongst our service teams
  • Complete a Vestas qualification & authorization workbook
  • Maintenance & service of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Collaborate with support functions and colleagues, We offer an exciting role with great opportunities for vocational and personal development at a global wind turbine manufacturer. You will become part of a highly professional environment in a significantly expanding industry. You will work with a great colleague that support each other and work together. You will have the opportunity to embrace & contribute to a safe work environment together with the ability to make a positive difference in the renewable energy sector., You should live in Thurso although this is a regional based role and so travel throughout the region is to be expected. The training takes place over a 4-year period working towards Qualifications of NC, HNC & Potentially HND via placement at Ayrshire College. (Ayr Campus).1st Year full time at college, 2nd year onwards is day/block release with on-site training.
  • We look forward to seeing your application as soon as possible, as interviews will be held on a regular basis. We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before the 25th of June 2024. All inquiries are treated confidentially., Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity.

    To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.

  • Higher Qualifications in a related subject, preferably Math’s, Physics or Engineering Science
  • National 5 qualifications in the core subject grades 5-9 must have been completed
  • Scottish National (to be eligible for funding)
  • Good knowledge of MS office
  • Driving license category B
  • Comfortable working at heights & in a marine environment, An interest in how things work and electrical / mechanical principles and desire to get experience
  • Good time management
  • Safety focused, accountable, adaptable, proactive mindset
  • Ability to be efficient, keep tasks simple and ensure they are delivered
  • Willingness to travel as required
  • Problem solver who will positively seek support

    It has come to our attention that there are a number of fraudulent emails from people pretending to work for Vestas. Read more via this link, https://www.vestas.com/en/careers/our-recruitment-process

  • DEIB Statement

    At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, “Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry”. Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

    About Vestas

    Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.

    Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field.

    With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.

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