The offshore wind sector is growing rapidly with lots of extremely lucrative job opportunities available - over 70,000 new jobs are due to be created in the UK alone over the next five years. If you want to get started in the industry it can be a bit overwhelming trying to understand exactly what training you need and which trades can be transferred offshore e.g. engineer, painter, paramedic, slinger and banksmen.
You can call us for a chat on 0151 708 9785 or email us on info@completetrainingsolutions.co.uk and we can point you in the right direction.
The Complete Training Solutions team is made up of professionals who have first-hand experience in the industry, including ex- forces personnel and guys who worked their way up in the industry from complete novices. In the meantime, here’s a step by step guide on how to embark on this exciting new career path.

Step 1: Research

Start with some research into the industry. Get a broad understanding of how the industry works and what interests you about it.

Step 2: Get Your Qualifications:

You need your GWO – Basic Safety Training package:
  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Working at Height and Rescue and Manual Handling
  • GWO Sea Survival

    We currently have the full GWO package on special offer at £925+VAT for all 5 training modules. It runs over 5.5 days at our Liverpool sites and courses usually start on a Monday and finish the following Tuesday. We do however understand the nature of your current work might mean dates need moving around. Don’t worry! We can be very flexible and look for dates which suit you best.
    OGUK Medical - There is a strict policy that everyone in the industry should be classified as medically fit. You must successfully pass your medical to work in this sector. We provide an Offshore Medical examination and Chester Step Test with our in-house Doctor for £220+VAT
    DEKO Finance option – We also offer a 0% finance option to all our delegates. You can choose a 6, 9, 10 or 12 month plan with as little as a 10% deposit.

    Step 3: Get yourself out there!

    If you haven’t already, make yourself a LinkedIn account, so you can connect with companies in the industry, keep an eye out for job adverts and show on your account that you are available for work.
    We can point you in the right direction of which companies to look out for. Just ask a member of staff for a list of companies.