DONG Energy Opens Call for Offshore Wind Apprenticeships in Grimsby

first_imgDONG Energy has partnered with the Grimsby Institute to offer new offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeships.The new three-year apprenticeships will comprise of one year of classroom based learning at the Grimsby Institute followed by two years working on site with DONG. The students will be taught in a new virtual training centre opened by the Grimsby Institute this year.A minimum of four apprenticeships will be available and the application process opens on Monday, 19 June. The new apprentices will start in September 2017.The apprentices will study as a maintenance & operations engineering technician (MOET) with an emphasis on turbine technology. They will undertake a BTEC Level 3 in Engineering, and if they successfully complete the programme will become full-time employees at DONG.“Our new operations hub being built in the Grimsby Royal Dock will help maintain our offshore wind projects in the North Sea, and we want local people with relevant skills to work out of the hub and benefit from a highly rewarding job in a fantastic industry,” Duncan Clark, Programme Director for Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm at DONG Energy, said.“Apprenticeships are a great way to learn on the job and the Grimsby Institute is a state-of-the art facility. We believe this scheme will provide a very attractive opportunity to become a fully qualified wind turbine technician. These roles are exciting and varied – not every job can offer a breath-taking view of the UK coastline!”A wind turbine technician is part of a team responsible for ensuring an offshore wind farm continues to operate successfully for its lifetime, planned to be more than 20 years. The main function of the role is to carry out a variety of manual tasks and fault diagnostics to ensure the wind turbines are working reliably and at maximum efficiency. The work is carried out at sea fixing complex machinery and the turbines can be over 100 meters in height from sea level so the ability to work at height is essential.Transport to the turbines is via sea vessel or helicopter so being comfortable with air and sea travel is also necessary.“Grimsby is home to the wind energy industry and it’s excellent news for the town that the Institute has been selected by DONG Energy to provide the skills, knowledge and key employability skills the apprentices will develop in their first year,” Gill Alton, Chief Executive of the Grimsby Institute, said.”We have invested significantly over the last few years in providing state-of-the-art education and training facilities which will enable the apprentices to learn in realistic working environments. I am looking forward to a long and successful partnership with DONG Energy which will provide outstanding opportunities for people from the area.”DONG Energy is exploring the possibility of expanding its apprenticeship scheme further in the future, potentially into other regions where it operates including Liverpool and Barrow.last_img read more

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

first_img 41 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle Chocolate Ice Cream Cake by: – September 10, 2011center_img Share Chocolate Ice Cream CakeThis layered chocolate cake is so high-standing and festive, no one will guess that it is low-fat. Chocolate cake mix is combined with yogurt to make the cake rich and creamy. The inside of the cake is layered with cherry-nut ice milk and chocolate ice milk, and the whole thing is frosted with a combination of whipped topping mix, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Make this dessert up to a day ahead and freeze it until you need it.Ingredients:Nonstick cooking spray1 package 2-layer-size regular chocolate cake mix1-1/3 cups water1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt4 egg whites1 quart cherry-nut ice milk, softened1 pint chocolate ice milk, softened1 1.3-ounce envelope whipped dessert topping mix1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 cup fat-free milk1 teaspoon vanillaUnsweetened cocoa powderDirections:1.Spray two 8×1-1/2-inch round baking pans with nonstick coating. Set aside.2.Prepare cake mix, using 1-1/3 cups water, yogurt, and egg whites instead of ingredients called for on the package, but otherwise follow package directions. Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.3.Slice each cake in half horizontally making four layers. To assemble cake, place one layer on serving plate; spread with half of cherry-nut ice milk; top with second layer. Spread with chocolate ice milk; top with third layer. Spread with remaining cherry-nut ice milk; top with last layer. Cover and freeze for 1 hour.4.In a medium bowl combine dessert topping mix, cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until thickened and of spreading consistency. Spread sides and top of cake with whipped topping mixture. Cover and freeze 4 to 24 hours or until firm.5.To serve, remove cake from freezer about 10 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle top lightly with cocoa powder. Cut into wedges using a wet knife. Makes 12 servings.Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Sharing is caring!last_img read more

P434-K ‘shabu’ seized in Bacolod buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about 31 grams valued at around P434,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay  2. Drug suspects Elmann Mundo and Lloyd Lobaton stand handcuffed while an antidrug officer inspects items seized from them in an entrapment operation in Barangay 2, Bacolod City on May 31. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO The suspects were detained in the custodial facility of Police Station 2. The 39-year-old Elmann Mundo and 43-year-old April Lloyd Lobaton yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed.center_img Mundo and Lobaton – all residents of Barangay Estefania – were arrested after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P30,000 around 6:20 p.m. on May 31, it added. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more