Innogy Renewables, a company specialising in renewable energy, set up it's own in-house maintenance department and wanted to develop an Apprenticeship Programme to meet its needs.
It developed a relationship with Grwp Llandrillo Menai, the college responsible for establishing the Wind Turbine Training Centre at Grwp Llandrillo Menai's Rhos-on-Sea campus. Together they use the latest technology to provide a realistic working environment and industry specific resources enabling apprentices to learn on turbine specific equipment and machines.
The Apprenticeship is the first of its kind in Wales with 26 apprentices having been recruited since it was established. It offers frameworks in wind turbine operations, power generation and engineering operations.