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The East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) boasts one of the most experienced energy and marine skills bases in the UK, developed over decades of working with North Sea gas and offshore wind.

The EEEZ has generations of accumulated expertise with East Coast College at the forefront of training and competence services. Working closely with employers and industry organisations, it has built a portfolio of first-class training opportunities for offshore energy personnel and seafarers.

In partnership with two of Europe’s leading Global Wind Organisation (GWO) approved training centres: 3sun Academy and the National Wind Farm Training Centre (NWFTC), the college delivers the full suite of GWO-approved Basic Safety Training modules, available on a regular and flexible basis for people working in, or planning to enter, the wind farm industry.

Pioneering employer-led training will ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for the offshore wind farms off the East of England. The new East of England Offshore Wind Skills Centre in Great Yarmouth delivers technician training for local people. Made possible by a £1.1m grant from the New Anglia Skills Deal Programme, provided by Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the centre is a one-stop hub for individuals and employers alike to find the right training course.

EEEGR’s industry-led Skills for Energy programme works to ensure skilled people for the industry and that the existing workforce meets industry needs. Based on a partnership with employers and organisations, Skills for Energy addresses core skills needs across all energy sectors, both technical and commercial.

The East Coast Energy Internship (ECEI) scheme, established by The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Ogden Trust and with local authority support provides four-week summer placements for students in between Years 12 and 13. Students are placed with local energy companies with the aim of providing high quality opportunities and a deep understanding of jobs available in the energy industry.

From skills support to access to training and development, the EEEZ team can assist you every step of the way – get in touch to find out more.

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