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ScottishPower Renewables scheme offers graduates 'amazing opportunity'

Two graduates in East Anglia are now reflecting on their experience after completing their first year with ScottishPower Renewables.
P12 Tim Minshall and Alice O_Brien alongside fellow graduate Scott Guyan
P12 Tim Minshall and Alice O_Brien alongside fellow graduate Scott Guyan

Alice, a commercial offshore wind graduate, provides commercial and contractual support as part of the global contract management team for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia Hub.

“Starting a graduate scheme in a new employment sector has been a great move for me; I’ve received training that will be invaluable to me in my future career," reflects Alice.

"The role is 60% work and 40% training, flexibly structured around each graduate’s needs. My favourite thing about working for ScottishPower Renewables is that I can see the tangible benefits, such as the amount of homes we are supplying with green energy.”

"The graduate scheme is broken up into a series of placements which have been vital in showing how ScottishPower Renewables works as a company."

Tim was a ScottishPower scholar and studied for a Masters in Engineering and Climate Change at the University of East Anglia (UEA). After completing the Masters Scholarship Programme he joined ScottishPower Renewables as a graduate engineer working on the East Anglia ONE execution phase, coordinating construction and taking part in offshore engineering training.

Tim said: “ScottishPower Renewables’ graduate scheme is an amazing opportunity to really dive into the offshore wind industry. I’ve learnt a huge amount in just one year. I was drawn to wind energy due to the industry’s complexity and the engineering challenges it presents.

“The placement offers far more to graduates than a regular job in terms of personal development, training and opportunities within the industry.”