I visited the CWind training facility, the team were highly motivated, well trained and it was a pleasure to meet them. They demonstrated a whole range of training activities they perform at the Grimsby Docks training centre, including First Aid, marine navigation, marine survival techniques, and seamanship. I met with apprentices, Jack, and Benjamin to talk about their roles in Project Management, they were fantastic role models for the company. Even though I think they found it a little bit daunting to meet an MP, but we had really good conversations about their experiences in school in Grimsby, how they became apprentices, and their ambitions for their future working lives.
Moreover, I met the heads of training, Jon, and Terri, and talked to Jaye, who told me about her progress from a journalism degree to her current position as marketing manager. Nathanael, the managing director, and I had detailed discussions about working together to increase schools’ and school pupil’s knowledge about the opportunities in the wind sector, hopefully attracting more apprentices, remarking:
“We showed our commitment to not only Grimsby and surrounding areas, but also the local offshore wind industry by relocating our CWind Head Office to Grimsby back in 2019. Now, by opening our CWind Training facilities in Grimsby, we’re helping promote the growth of the renewables sector here, and supporting the training, reskilling, and upskilling of local communities. We are very keen to help young people in the area to learn about all the new and emerging opportunities for a lifelong, fulfilling career in the offshore wind sector.”
CWind is part of the Global Marine Group, delivering topside, splash zone and subsea engineering services to the offshore renewables and utility market. https://cwind.global/
The team at CWind were absolutely and utterly outstanding, their commitment and professionalism really shone through, and I am looking forward to working with them all next year, to do some schools engagement.