HOW TO GET THAT FIRST BIT OF EXPERIENCE
Lack of practical experience can be the greatest barrier to employment. Applications for work placements and internships can help you to succeed in getting onto the first rung of the wind ladder.
You could also consider getting experience in different, but similar industries. Review your C.V. What transferable skills do you already have? Prove your experience is relevant. Speak with an employer about individual roles or a careers advisor before you apply. Do your research and be critical – also look at what you are missing and consider what you can do about this.
The key is to get your foot in the door. Maybe you’ve worked in a warehouse before, in which case you could look at getting a position within a Wind Operators’ stores. Alternatively get a similar position such as work within the small – medium onshore wind turbine industry. This is a fairly small sector of the market that installs wind turbines onto farmers’ land, but it’ll give you relevant experience.
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