Want to get into the fast-growing wind sector but don’t know where to start?

An article in Wind Energy Network's recent magazine states "firms of all sizes up and down the country are hailing the Offshore Wind Sector Deal agreed by the industry and the government as a major step forward which will create tens of thousands of jobs and attract billions in investment to the UK."

As the UK's largest GWO wind training provider in 2018, AIS Training is fully prepared to meet the rise in demand for workers to join the wind industry.

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Industry standards can be varied and in some instances ambiguous.

For those looking to get into the sector there are a number of qualifications frequently requested by employers, Global Wind Organisation (GWO) is the main one.

The first thing wind companies do before taking you on is to check that you have a Winda ID – this is an online portal that records the qualifications and data of any potential wind personnel.

The certificates required by employers vary according to which project they are working on and the standards they follow are not always aligned, so it is therefore, important to check with individual employers as to what their requirements may be.

As a general basic entry requirement the following Basic Safety Training is required:

  • GWO Work at Height and Rescue
  • GWO Manual Handling
  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Sea Survival/Marine Safety Transfer

We are currently offering this package to all delegates at a special price of just £1,140 including VAT. We offer this training on a weekly basis, it will take 6 days to complete which can be done on either consecutive dates or split to fit around your schedule.

Depending on the employer, the following courses may also be required:

  • OGUK Offshore Medical and Fit to Train (mandatory)
  • GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) Combined
  • ECITB CCNSG Safety Passport
  • OPITO Banksman Slinger Stage 1
  • GWO Enhanced First Aid
  • GWO Advanced Rescue Training 
  • Composite Wind Turbine Blade Repair 
  • OPITO Huet

Please note the above list is not exhaustive, depending on the part of the industry you intend to work and your current experiences you may wish to complete additional courses.

We hope the above information helps; we are all available to chat with you further anytime should you have any questions.

We aim to try and pull the training together for you to fit in with your time. We do run courses on occasion over the weekend, sometimes evenings, and if we don’t have a course when you need it, we will do our very best to schedule one in.

In the meantime we highly recommend registering your details through our website which will give access to range of helpful and informative tools.

You can sign up to our website by clicking HERE.

As well as this we also like to keep our delegates updated through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. We regularly post information regarding new courses, special offers and from time to time job vacancies.

Should you have any further queries, contact us on 0330 202 0668 today!