Earlier in 2022, The Green Energy Skills Bootcamp welcomed its first cohort ready to begin their new careers in green energy. The learners came from different walks of life and backgrounds, each bringing their own transferrable skills to the opportunity.
Amongst the learners was Andy Roberts, an ex-veteran with 10 years of service in the armed forces under his belt. In 2014 Andy decided it was to move on and explore pastures new. He quickly fell into construction and found that many of the skills he had acquired over his 10-year service, supported him in his new career.
Andy tried his hand at several different projects, from domestic housing to commercial projects – he even obtained a Bricklaying qualification from the City and Guilds awarding body. Andy spent some time perfecting his craft and developing new skills. But little did he know he would soon be presented with an opportunity like no other.
Enter the Green Energy Skills Bootcamp
In 2022, Andy was working on a domestic renovation project when he began chatting with the property owner, an individual who worked for Siemens Gamesa. After several conversations, it was safe to say Andy’s interest in renewables was sparked.
“I got to understand more about renewables and what it would be like to work in the industry. I really enjoyed learning about it. I wanted to learn more.” Andy said.
Andy’s thirst for information grew as he began having more conversations with people in the industry, building on his knowledge and understanding. Whilst absorbing information and completing research, Andy became aware of the Green Energy Skills Bootcamp.
In February 2022, Andy joined the first cohort of delegates to embark on their journey to a new career in the green industry.
Reflecting on his experience, Andy highlighted how wonderful it was to be a part of such a diverse group of learners.