AIS Training facilitates huge recruitment drive for global wind industry


Hundreds of wind technicians from all over the UK turned up in North Tyneside for the chance to bag a job in the global wind industry.

More than 700 people travelled to AIS Training’s state-of-the-art 20-acre industrial training village on North Tyneside to attend a recruitment event for wind industry service-provider, Global Wind Service UK (GWS UK).

The event was hosted by industrial training specialist, AIS in order to showcase careers in wind and to help GWS UK identify potential future talent for its business. 

Employing over 600 people globally, GWS is one of the largest companies in Europe offering onshore and offshore installation and servicing of wind turbines all over the world. The company has several high-profile global wind projects in the pipeline over the next years requiring many new employees.

The event was a huge success with numerous follow-up meetings due to take place in the coming months. As well as people with no experience keen to get into the wind industry, the event attracted experienced wind personnel with skills such as blade inspection and repair, rigging, slinging and electrical expertise.

Delegates learn about wind careers with GWS

Delegates learn about wind careers with GWS

Barrie Jermy, HSEQ Manager with GWS said: “Given our need to increase manpower for 2018, the North-East was the ideal location to meet experienced technicians, alongside those new to the industry, who have the potential to become Global Wind Service employees in the future. Targeting a hot-spot of historical industry and a demographic of wind-based employees, alongside the presence of local wind-specific training providers, the North-East was a favourable option for hosting an event. It was fantastic to see the breadth of talent in the area and we are delighted with the success of the event and the turnout on the day. Global Wind Service are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2018, and have a busy year ahead, this event has helped us continue our search for talented individuals to join us on our ongoing journey.”

Charlie Guthrie, Marketing Manager at AIS Training said: “We’re very proud to have been able to work with Global Wind Service to help deliver their recruitment needs. As the UK’s leading training provider in the wind sector we are in a unique position to understand the people in the industry and their skill-sets. Many of these people we have trained ourselves and were able to vouch for their competencies, in addition, where more specific training is required we are able to work with businesses to do this in the most economic and efficient way possible."

For more details on the wide range of wind industry training offered by AIS Training please visit or call 0844 800 1810.