Green Energy Skills Bootcamp for region’s residents

Liverpool City Region residents have been given the chance to take part in a first-of-its-kind Green Energy Skills Bootcamp to attain new qualifications in the growing offshore wind sector.

Complete Training Solutions, one of the UK’s leading Renewables training providers, and the Department for Education have launched a new initiative giving access to free training in the industry.  

The new Green Energy Skills Bootcamp launched across the Liverpool City Region in February and has given eligible participants the chance to complete the technical training required to secure employment in the renewable energy industry.  

The training, available to anyone over the age of 19, living in the Liverpool City Region and looking to start or progress in the offshore wind sector, is funded under the Department for Education’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs initiative.  

Upon completion, participants will be awarded two globally recognised qualifications from the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA).   

Learners will also gain access to sector-specific employability coaching from CTS’s sister company, Complete Skills Solutions (CSS). Taking place on March 7, the employability coaching is designed to prepare learners for a guaranteed interview with a leading wind power employer, WindTex Engineering.  

The fully-funded Skills Bootcamp is currently underway at CTS’s state-of-the-art training facility in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. The first cohort is scheduled to graduate training in two weeks, with another 12 participants ready to begin their training shortly after.  

Among the cohort on the inaugural Green Energy Skills Bootcamp was Joseph Brown, who was made redundant during the pandemic after serving eight years in an automotive manufacturing job.  

Joseph said, “The course will open up a lot of doors for me, and I think it will support me and my future career goals. Anyone considering the Green Energy Skills Bootcamp should definitely register. It’s so worthwhile, enjoyable and an investment in your future.”  

Danielle Kershaw, Head of Renewables at Complete Training Solutions, said, “We are extremely grateful and privileged to be delivering this trailblazing bootcamp across the Liverpool City Region.  

“As an incredible first for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the Skills Bootcamp has unlocked the door to accessible training opportunities for individuals seeking a career in the renewable energy sector.  

“The global wind industry is expanding rapidly, and businesses are on the lookout for skilled professionals to future-proof their workforce ahead of the green revolution. The introduction of the Skills Bootcamp enables those organisations to explore new avenues for recruitment as their business expands.’’  

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