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New training takes Great Yarmouth offshore worker back into engineering

Michael Montgomery, 39, got a job as an offshore wind turbine inspection technician with 3sun Group in Great Yarmouth after completing a course at the East of England Offshore Wind Skills Centre. Picture: James Bass Photography

Michael Montgomery, 39, got a job as an offshore wind turbine inspection technician with 3sun Group in Great Yarmouth after completing a course at the East of England Offshore Wind Skills Centre. Picture: James Bass Photography

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The investment in coastal communities which has come with the rise of East Anglia’s offshore energy sector has provided training opportunities for local residents.

Father-of-two Michael Montgomery was offered a job as an offshore wind turbine inspection technician with 3sun Group just days after completing a course at the East of England Offshore Wind Skills Centre in Great Yarmouth.

He was one of the first cohort to complete the centre’s three-week transition course.

Mr Montgomery, 39, trained as an engineer 20 years ago and diverted to roles in technical field sales and business development before returning to engineering.

He said: “My last eight years have been spent in the maritime industry attending vessels, checking data and systems so I have technical experience offshore but the course set up to find people to work on the future projects has taken me where I want and need to be.”

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