Inspiring the next generation

We enjoy sharing our experiences. Learn more about a career in energy from the people who live it on this page.

Meet Thomas O'Reilly. Now working as a Project Manager in offshore wind, his career started when he was selected to take part in the International Trainee Programme.

You can also find out more about the International Trainee Programme here.

Opportunities within the renewables industry in Wales

Apprenticeship opportunities with Siemens 

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy are looking for an Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician in South/Mid Wales. Find out more about the role and how to apply here

Head of Renewable UK Cymru 

Renewable UK, the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association with a mission to ensure increasing amounts of renewable electricity are deployed across the UK, is looking for a new Head for it's Welsh branch, Renewable UK Cymru. Find out more and apply for the role by visiting this page.


Learn more about the work we are doing at Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm to inspire the next generation here.

Norfolk Vanguard

3D Virtual Reality Wind Farm Design Programme a hit with Norfolk schools and colleges. More here.

Andreas Manea - International Trainee

Andreas has recently been to visit EOWDC and learn from the team there. We caught up with him to understand a little more about what working at Vattenfall means for him. 

1. How did you find out about the International Trainee Programme and why did you decide to apply? What does Vattenfall mean to you?

When searching for Graduate (Trainee) programmes related to my master’s degree within the energy field, the Vattenfall ITP came across as a great opportunity. Providing excellent possibilities of development and an all-round experience of the different business areas across the company. Vattenfall for me means being part of a necessary change in the climate landscape in Europe, and getting the possibility to contribute to this change together with fantastic colleagues in a creative and stimulating environment.

2. What has been your best experience so far?

Joining the Business Area Wind and gaining insight in the construction of the Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm, as well as getting to know all fellow trainees during our seminar weeks.

3. What did you most enjoy about your experience when visiting the Aberdeen Bay Project?

To meet all the interesting colleagues, learning about the many parts of the project and the organisation.

4. What did you learn on your visit?

That there is so much more to the project than just setting up the foundations, substation and turbines, and that it requires a whole lot of patience and commitment to successfully be part of the project.

5. What were your first impressions of the team at Aberdeen Bay?
Open, positive, helpful and committed.

Find out more about the International Trainee Programme

Last updated: 2018-11-29 17:07