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Transmission and Distribution

ESP has worked with SDS and the National Skills Academy for Power to establish a Transmission and Distribution Industry Advisory Group and is currently working with them and Scottish Renewables to establish a Renewable Energy Industry Advisory Group.

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Wind Turbine Technicians

ESP have been working with Deutsche Wind Technik (DWT) to place wind turbine technicians from Scotland’s colleges into industry. Following interest from DWT in wind turbine technician CVs posted on ESP’s website, 3 recently qualified Wind Turbine Technicians from Fife and Dumfries & Galloway colleges secured full time employment. ESP hope to build on this success by working with other employers in the sector and are collating CVs from the current cohort of wind turbine technicians training at colleges across Scotland.  

Level 4 Hybrid vehicles Train-the-Trainer

ESP has commissioned two IMI Hybrid Vehicles Level 4 Train-the-Trainer courses at New College Lanarkshire in June. This saw16 staff from colleges across Scotland be the first lecturers in Scotland to gain their Level 4 Diagnosis, Testing and Repair of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles and Components.

ESP working with RenewableUK

ESP’s Director, Jim Brown has been elected new Chair of RenewableUK’s Skills & Employment Strategy Group (SESG) that represents industry and provides leadership in addressing skills gaps in the Wind and Marine sector.

Siemens & Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Study Visit

College staff from the Wind and Marine Training Network along with representatives from Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Enterprise attended a study visit to Siemens training centre in Newcastle.  The study visit also included a visit to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult at the National Renewable Energy Centre.

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Engineering the Future Workforce

ESP Energy Careers Fair Jan 2015 - Exhibition

On Wednesday 21 January hundreds of students from Scotland’s colleges met with major energy sector employers.

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Advanced Manufacturing Catapult

Working with Strathclyde University ESP will be developing a regional resource matrix for Scotland to identify   current capability and capacity and ascertain where there are advanced manufacturing gaps and how to address these.

European Winds and Tides Project

ESP are working with partners in France (Normandy) and Norway to work with companies across the three countries to design and pilot 3 Wind and Marine Renewables modules. The modules created will be introduced into the college programme and offered to companies as CPD courses.