Learners Are Blown Away By Wind Farm Visit

A group of seven learners from TTE Technical Institute gained a valuable insight into the benefits of renewable energy during a visit to Seamer Wind Farm.

Asset Manager Simon Kelly led them on a tour of the Ventient Energy site near Stokesley, which generates 10.25mw and produces enough energy to run 7,388 homes.
The group were able to appreciate its size and scale whilst Simon also allowed them to inspect the internal workings of one of the site’s five turbines.

Chris Watson, TTE Vocational Coordinator and Workshop Manager said: “Simon was a brilliant and knowledgeable host and our learners came away enthused by a career in the growing wind energy sector.

“He spoke to the learners about the mechanics of the turbines, the safety aspects of operating a wind farm and even showed us inside one to better demonstrate their internal workings. They were amazed by the sheer magnitude of it all and several left interested in the possibilities of becoming a windfarm technician.”

He added that the visit was designed to help bring the workshop theory to life by showing the learners, currently studying Mechanical NVQ 2, the practical aspects of engineering in a real-life setting.

TTE supports the renewables industry with the training of both young learners and apprentices in engineering disciplines as well as established technicians with upskilling programmes such as a Global Wind Organisation Basic Technical Training course.

About ventient energy

Ventient Energy is one of the largest generator of onshore wind energy in the UK. The company was formed by the merger of Zephyr and Infinis Wind, and operates 34 onshore wind farms across the UK.