Six apprenticeships are being created in Mid Wales for wind turbine technicians, it was announced today.
Power firm RWE nPower Renewables said the programme would recruit six trainee wind turbine technicians who will complete a three-year course with the aim of moving into a full-time engineering post with one of the largest renewable energy developers in the UK.
Recruits will work on some of the windfarm company's biggest projects onshore and offshore in Wales.
First Minister Carwyn Jones AM, said: "In March I announced the Welsh Government's commitment to work with business to drive forward the long term economic benefit for Wales from the investment being made in our low carbon energy sector.
"Today's announcement by RWE is a clear demonstration of how they are maximising the job potential and community benefits from their activities.
"Developing the Welsh workforce to meet the industry's needs by providing high quality vocational learning is one area where we will be continuing the engage with businesses as part of our Energy Wales programme."
Candidates are invited to submit application forms online at www.npower- renewables.com
Rachel Disney, UK HR manager for RWE nPower Renewables, said: "We're absolutely delighted to be able to launch this scheme in Wales, now, especially so soon after the March Energy Statement by Welsh Government, which focused on delivering jobs and economic benefits from the renewables sector.
"These apprenticeships support so many core principles that underpin the renewables industry in the UK. They're focused on long term, skilled and sustainable jobs within the science, technology, engineering and maths arena."