Students Discovering More About Offshore Energy
Based in Blyth, Energy Central Campus, a unique partnership between the Port of Blyth, Northumberland County Council and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, has a mission to create the pipeline of talent required for the expanding clean energy sector, at the same time, inspiring, training and delivering pathways to employment for the local community.
Last week, the first group of T-Level Engineering students from Bede Academy had a fantastic onsite tour and demonstration from Helix Energy Solutions, an international offshore energy services company with more than 30+ years of industry experience.
The Helix team, who have a base at The Bates Clean Energy Terminal at Port of Blyth, demonstrated their equipment and long-serving industry knowledge, inspiring our engineering students on the various roles and opportunities available to them within the energy sector.
Thanks to Port Training Services for helping facilitate this visit, which provided an invaluable experience for these young people as they decide which career path to take.
The Energy Central Campus is being delivered as part of the £90m Energising Blyth Programme to grow, renew and connect the town and is funded by the UK Government, Northumberland County Council, and North of Tyne Combined Authority. It is being constructed by Galliford Try.