Wind Turbine Technician Apprenticeship

Wind Turbine Technician Apprenticeship

Technicians of wind turbines are responsible for ensuring that wind turbine equipment operates efficiently. Maintenance, testing, and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as daily performance monitoring, are among their responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Throughout your apprenticeship, you may help:

  • install wind turbine towers on land or at sea
  • fit electrical, mechanical and hydraulic equipment
  • test turbine blades and control systems
  • carry out planned maintenance work
  • find faults and fix them
  • record job details and fill in safety reports
  • run safety checks on electrical substations and cables.

Salary

  • Starting salaries for an apprentice is £23,000 per year.
  • Experienced wind turbine technicians can earn up to £42,000 per year.

Working hours

You will typically work 37 to 40 hours per week, whilst being occasionally on call.

Working environment

You could work in remote rural areas or at sea.

Your working environment may be at height and outdoors in all weathers.

You may need to wear protective clothing.

Qualifications

Qualifications you can achieve as an apprentice wind turbine technician include:

Skills

On a wind turbine technician apprenticeship, you’ll learn:

  • the ability to use, repair and maintain tools and equipment
  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • problem-solving skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to repair machines or systems
  • knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • knowledge of maths
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.

Career path and progression

You might become an authorised technician responsible for supervising a technical team and guaranteeing health and safety.

You may become an operations and maintenance manager, control systems engineer, or energy engineer with more training.

Updated on December 17, 2022

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