Students offshore Yarmouth visit

Students preparing for careers in the energy industry have brought their course to a close by visiting offshore support vessels in Great Yarmouth. Eleven young people who will soon be finishing the first energy skills foundation programme at Lowestoft College spent a day on the massive Seajacks Kraken vessel at Yarmouth's outer harbour which is used to provide support for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines.

Students preparing for careers in the energy industry have brought their course to a close by visiting offshore support vessels in Great Yarmouth.

Eleven young people who will soon be finishing the first energy skills foundation programme at Lowestoft College spent a day on the massive Seajacks Kraken vessel at Yarmouth's outer harbour which is used to provide support for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines.

The course has been designed to help students secure jobs in the growing energy industry, and the pilot year has been so successful that it will run again next year.

Ian Pease, head of maritime, offshore and energy at Lowestoft College, said: “We believe the programme gives these young people a broad overview of the energy industry, helps them decide in which area they would like to work and begins to give them the transferable skills needed across the sector.”