Green Skills Bootcamps

Green Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps in Green Skills – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.

If you’re aged 19 or over and live in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, and have the right to live and work in the UK, you may be eligible for our Green Skills Bootcamps.

If you’re a business working in the wind industry, you may also be able to access funding to help train your employees.

AIS Survivex Skills Bootcamps cover a high proportion of hands-on, practical activities with experienced instructors helping you through step-by-step and you will have guaranteed a job interview at the end of the programme.


What does it cost?

The training is free to individuals or those self-employed as long as you meet the entry criteria above.


The Skills Bootcamps

We offer the following programmes, aimed at various skill sets and different experience levels within the wind sector:

  • Wind Turbine Technician - Entry Level
  • Wind Turbine Technician - Team Leader
  • Wind Turbine Technician - Blade Repair
  • Wind Turbine Technician - Painter
  • Wind Turbine Technician - Electrical


Case Study – Boston Energy

Boston Energy has used the programme extensively to identify new people for its business, as well as upskilling several existing team members to team leader level.

This has enabled the company to improve efficiencies for its clients and ultimately is helping to deliver the green revolution quicker.

Neil Harvey, Head of Pre-Assembly, Construction, Commissioning and Onshore O&M / Service at Boston Energy said:

“The Green Skills Programme has been fantastic for our business. With a strong pipeline of global wind energy work stretching over at least the next three years, Boston Energy needs experienced people to deliver these projects.

“We used Green Skills to train and develop several of our personnel in team leadership skills. We believe in investing in our workforce and, although we would have developed these individuals into team leaders over time, Green Skills enabled us to offer the opportunity sooner.”


Hear from a Green Skills Bootcamp delegate…

33-year-old Paul Foster from North Shields transitioned his skills from the construction industry to renewables with the help of AIS Survivex’s Green Skills Bootcamp.

“I was sick of changing careers and really wanted to move into an industry and job that I could stick with and progress. A couple of friends were working in the wind sector and it sounded great. Everything is moving towards renewable energy now and there seem to be lots of potential opportunities for future work.

“The Green Skills Bootcamp programme at AIS Survivex is perfect because it gives you all the mandatory qualifications you need to start working in the wind industry and more.

“AIS Survivex is the UK’s largest training provider for the wind industry, with one in three wind trainees choosing to come here. The training is extremely comprehensive and includes everything from sea survival skills to safety training, advanced first aid techniques and basic electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical qualifications.

“You are trained by industry professionals in environments and settings that mirror the real thing so feel very prepared to start work as a wind technician. With these industry-approved certificates under my belt, I am very hopeful of getting a job in renewables and can’t wait to get started.”


How do I apply?

To enquire please contact our bookings team via email: 


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The Skills Bootcamp in Green Skills is part of the Government's Skills for Life Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. It is also part funded by the North of Tyne Authority and supported by the North East LEP.