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New initiative launched for training in UK wind energy sector

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A new scheme has been launched to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in Britain’s energy sector.

The Renewable Training Network (RTN) has launched 2 training courses intended to establish a UK standard for blade maintenance, repair and inspection training.

Renewable UK set up the RTN in 2011,  and said that the present lack of agreed standard “can make it hard for employees to demonstrate their skills and experience across the industry” and in the long run could mean extra costs by affecting wind farm performance.

Patricia Knightley, Head of the RTN said: “The industry has told us that there is a need for training and standards on blade maintenance, repair and inspection. In response we’ve brought together all those involved to devise a robust standard and set of modules that will address the skills shortages which exist in this area”.

The new training courses will be launched in November. The RTN is working with Energy Skills Partnership and analytics firm Renewable Strategy Limited.



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