Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

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Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician

Location: Wick, Caithness

It takes the brightest minds to be a technology leader. It takes imagination to create green energy for the generations to come. At Siemens Gamesa we make real what matters, join our global team.

Siemens Gamesa has a vision for renewable energy: we believe in the power of nature and technology. Help us to be ready to face the energy challenges of tomorrow and make a green footprint – join us in creating a better future for our planet. We focus on hiring the best people, wherever they may be in the world. We pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer to our employees and are committed to building a workforce that can grow with the company.

Siemens Gamesa is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. In our culture of trust, we focus on empowerment, diversity and continuous learning. Valuing our people is what makes us one global team, with our colleagues’ safety at the heart of our organization.   

How to contribute to our vision

Do you want to be part of an industry that is striving to protect our planet from further damage? Do you have the drive to become one of the best technicians we have? Are you one who looks for solutions and regards a problem as an opportunity? Do you hold safety above everything else? Can you challenge when you know something is wrong? Teams are important in our business, are you a team player? If you have the qualities, drive and ambition we are looking for then a few of your day to day duties will include:-

  • Maintenance of hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and complex control systems.
  • Troubleshooting and fault diagnosis of hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and complex control systems.
  • Component replacement.
  • Assisting with completion of documentation relating to above along with health and safety documentation.

What do you need to make a difference?

Applicants must possess at least three GCSE’s at Grade C or above (or new equivalent) Scottish candidates must have three at National 5 level including:-

  • Maths, English/Language and Science, PREFERABLY Physics, or an Engineering Qualification. Or, in the case of those currently studying for their GSCEs, have corresponding predicted grades (NB: failure to achieve predicted grades would result in any offer of employment being withdrawn).
  • YOU MUST Reside within 45 minutes travel time of the relevant site area.
  • Have a good head for heights.
  • Be a strong swimmer and be prepared to work in a challenging Offshore environment.
  • Be confident enough to live and work away from home and be prepared to live alongside your fellow apprentices in shared accommodation which will be provided by the business. First 18 months of this apprenticeship will involve staying away from home near to Scunthorpe.
  • Have enthusiasm in abundance as well as long-term commitment to the apprenticeship and to the business.
  • Possess a keen interest in engineering, technology and the Environment.
  • Have sound manual skills and an interest or ability to work with electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.
  • Understand money management.
  • Have a natural ability to apply care and attention to detail and be able to adhere to health and safety requirements.
  • Show respect for others.

How the recruitment process works

Once the job advert closes we will review all applications and if we think that you’re the right fit for the role, you will be shortlisted and will then be invited to complete an online video interview. The successful candidates will then join us at our Recruitment Assessment Centre. Finally, if you are successful here you will be offered an initial four year fixed term contract of employment subject to you successfully passing:-

  • A practical working at heights test
  • A medical and fitness test

You will also need to provide the correct Right to Work documentation and relevant exam certification. Please note that any offer of employment made can be withdrawn at this stage should there be any issues with the above mandatory requirements! Information about the qualification can be found here under the Mechatronics Maintenance section (10) return of your commitment we offer you…

  • Become a part of our mission for sustainability: Clean energy for generations to come
  • A global team of diverse colleagues who share passion for renewable energy
  • Trust and empowerment to make your own ideas reality
  • Personal and professional development to grow internally within our organisation
  • Competitive Pension Scheme

Become a part of our mission for sustainability: Clean energy for generations to come. We are a global team of diverse colleagues who share a passion for renewable energy and have a culture of trust and empowerment to make our own ideas a reality. We focus on personal and professional development to grow internally within our organisation. Siemens Gamesa offers a wide variety of benefits such as flexible working hours as well as home-office possibility for many colleagues, employer-funded pension, attractive remuneration package (fixed/variable) and local benefits such as subsided lunch, employee discounts and much more.

Empowering our people

How do you imagine the future?

Our global team is on the front line of tackling the climate crisis, reducing carbon emissions – the greatest challenge we face. We believe diversity creates more opportunity for success. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life: it doesn’t matter the gender, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation or disability. Our main aim is to find people from around the globe who can contribute to world-changing technology

Siemens Gamesa is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a work environment that is free from discrimination and where employees are treated with dignity and respect. Employment at Siemens Gamesa is based solely on an individual’s merit and qualifications, which are directly related to job competence. Siemens Gamesa does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, religion, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, rules or regulations. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, promotion and benefits. We are driven by people – from more than 100 different countries, they build the company we are every day. Our diverse and inclusive culture encourages us to think outside the box, speak without fear, and be bold. We value the flexibility that our smart-working arrangements, our digital disconnection framework and our  family-friendly practices bring to the new way of working.

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