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Wind energy analysts test wind turbine technology and measure the efficiency of wind projects.
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There are several routes to becoming a wind energy analyst. You could complete a university course or an apprenticeship, or apply to an employer directly.
You should explore these routes to becoming a wind energy analyst to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You will need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
To become a wind energy analyst, you could complete an undergraduate, or postgraduate university course in a relevant subject, such as:
You could train to become a wind energy analyst by completing a higher or degree apprenticeship in engineering, or architecture, or by training as a surveying technician.
You'll need 4 - 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you’ll be fully employed and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and college or a training provider.
If you have experience working in a related industry such as architecture, surveying or energy engineering, you might be able to apply directly to an employer for a position as a wind energy analyst.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a wind energy analyst. Potential employers will be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a wind energy analyst include:
As a wind energy analyst, you will test and analyse different types of wind technology, to measure their efficiency and suggest ways to improve energy production.
The job role of a wind energy analyst involves the following duties:
The expected salary for a wind energy analyst varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
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Check out the latest wind energy analyst vacancies:
As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role will vary. New opportunities will be posted as they become available.
As a wind energy analyst, you could progress into a position as an energy engineer or broaden your role to become a renewable energy consultant, advising on different types of renewable energy, such as solar power.
You could become self-employed and work as a wind energy consultant.