The University, working alongside Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, offers an Aura Postgraduate Degree Apprenticeship in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering.
Launched in 2019 with an initial group of 11 students, the ground-breaking programme is the first of its kind in the UK and aims to develop the next generation of technical and industry leaders to keep Britain at the forefront of the offshore wind industry.
Students balance rigorous academic achievement with practical experience through industrial placements in Frimley, Hull and Newcastle, and have benefited from guest lectures by SGRE Senior Managers, including the UK CEO, Clark MacFarlane.
As a result of their apprenticeship, two of the initial cohort secured permanent roles at Siemens Gamesa after just one year of their three-year programme.
Professor Becky Huxley-Binns, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Hull, said: “At the University of Hull, we are committed to making sure we continue to meet the needs of our students, research and business partners and communities – and this degree apprenticeship in partnership with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a great example of this.