How to get Wind Power Jobs in the Wind Power Industry
The renewable energy sector is a massive growth industry. With government commitments to ensure that up to a quarter of the country's energy
comes from renewable sources by 2020, â€˜green' energy such as wind power is expanding at a phenomenal rate. The result is that the wind power
industry is rapidly becoming one of the largest employers in the power sector, with jobs in construction, maintenance, development and engineering all
readily available. So if you are looking for power jobs in the wind power sector, how do you go about taking those first steps on your chosen career
If you don't have experience in technology or engineering qualifications, breaking into the wind power industry can be difficult. Jobs in wind power can
be more specialist than in other utility industries such as oil or gas, so those without relevant qualifications may find it almost impossible to be
considered for wind power job openings. There are courses specialising in renewable energy technology and are a worthwhile investment of both time
and money if you are determined to make a career in the wind power sector. An environmental engineering degree is ideal, but there are shorter
courses available both at colleges and online that will give you the required qualifications to get on the first rung of the ladder.
Apprenticeships within the wind power industry are rare and usually massively oversubscribed, but it is worth contacting wind power companies to find
out if they have any openings for apprentices. Those with previous experience in the electrical power industry may find that their qualifications and
experience are transferable, but further training in the specifics of wind power are highly recommended.
Enhance your CV
Any experience in wind power, even as a volunteer at a wind park, is going to look good so make sure your CV is up to date and relevant.
Volunteering at a wind park is a good way to meet those who already work in the industry, and it always pay t