Your career in Offshore Wind Energy

Route into the industry

The most common entry level position into the cable industry is a Trainee Rigger role. In order to become successful in a Trainee Rigger position you must be willing to learn, enthusiastic and have a positive approach to all aspects of work. Importantly you must also hold the relevant certification in order to work offshore; a current offshore survival certificate (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training - BOSIET), a valid medical certificate and an entry level 1 Rigger certificate (OPITO approved).

Another entry level position for those who have a Mechanical or Electrical background is a Trainee Cable Engine Driver/Tension Operator position. You must again hold valid certification to work offshore (BOSIET and medical certificate), but also have successfully completed electrical or mechanical qualifications (City and Guilds or equivalent).

Essential characteristics
• Stamina
• Enthusiastic
• Team player
• Good oral & written communication skills in English
• Self-motivated
• Practical ability
• Common sense