Experienced and aspiring wind technicians from all over the North East breezed into AIS Survivex in Newcastle this month hoping to secure a job in the booming renewable energy sector.
The event was a resounding success attracting more than 100 candidates with skills such as blade inspection and repair, rigging, slinging and electrical and mechanical expertise. All were interviewed by the Muehlhan Wind Service team, with several even securing contracts on the spot.
Muehlhan is one of the world’s largest full scope wind services companies, offering onshore and offshore construction and servicing of wind turbines, and employing more than 3,500 people globally. The company has several high-profile global wind projects in the pipeline for 2023, prompting them to embark on a European recruitment tour to secure new talent.
Jonny Murray, Site Manager at Muehlhan Wind Service said:
“We are seeing unprecedented demand for our services globally and, as a result, have lots of potential job opportunities on offer for the right candidates.
“We are particularly keen to give newly qualified electrical and mechanical engineering apprentices a chance to start a career in the wind sector, as well as ex-military personnel who often leave the service with the skills and work ethic we’re looking for.
“The AIS Survivex recruitment event seems to have been an overwhelming success – with turn-out in the triple digits. The calibre of candidates was top-notch as well, in fact, we offered a number of people employment contracts at the event. I’ve no doubt other job offers will follow soon.”
Military Man and event attendee, Declan Murphy, is keeping his fingers crossed. Declain said:
“I really want to get into the wind industry as it’s a sector that growing rapidly and I’ve got very relevant electrical and mechanical engineering experience from my time in the army.
“Events like this are great for providing an insight into the wind industry, as well as hopefully offering the chance to get a job. The feedback during my interview sounded very promising so I’m hoping for a positive result.”
Charlie Guthrie, Head of Renewables at AIS Survivex, said:
“We’re very proud to have been able to work with such a huge name in the global wind sector to deliver this recruitment event. As the UK’s largest wind training provider, we understand the skills that wind employers need and can help provide a match-making service to identify suitable candidates.
“Many who turned up at the event were trained by us so we can vouch for their competencies and safety-first mentality. We wish everyone the very best of luck in their search for a wind job and assure Muehlhan Wind Service of our continued support in the provision of skills training for their global workforce.”
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