Apprentice, 16, joins team on wind farm

An Eastbourne teenager has been appointed as an apprentice offshore wind technician with Rampion in Newhaven.

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 8:00 am

Thomas Winter, a 16-year-old from Eastbourne, who this summer completed his GCSE’s at UTC Harbourside in Newhaven was selected from more than 130 applicants, and as he starts out in his career as an offshore wind technician, Rampion’s first two apprentices are coming to the end of their apprenticeships.

The apprenticeship takes around three-and-a-half years to complete. Thomas will be completing a BTEC qualification. Tony Walker and Ross Muirhead and are now in the final year of their apprenticeship.

Richard Crowhurst, plant manager at Rampion, said, “We’re delighted to be able to offer this apprenticeship programme which provides a level of training second to none within the industry.

“The development of highly skilled personnel is key to the fast-growing renewables industry and we’re delighted to welcome Thomas to the team.”