Engineering apprentice joins green energy drive at Siemens Gamesa

Former Ron Dearing UTC student Kieran Scruton will be playing his part in generating green energy to help save the planet after taking up an engineering apprenticeship at Siemens Gamesa.

Kieran, 18, joined the global wind power leader in early September as one of the newest members of the company’s 1,000-strong workforce at Alexandra Dock in Hull.

Siemens Gamesa is one of Ron Dearing UTC’s Founding Partners and has world-class wind turbine manufacturing, assembly and logistics operations at the huge waterfront site.

Kieran’s is beginning his career journey at Siemens Gamesa as Ron Dearing UTC is urging new students and their parents to attend the employer-led school’s first Open Event of the new school next Wednesday.

Those who attend attendees will be able to look around the school, take part in workshops, meet teaching staff, speak to current and former students, and hear from Principal Sarah Pashley and representatives of the employer partners.

Engineering Apprentice Kieran Scruton, right, with Engineering Manager Ben Brooke at Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbine blade factory in Hull.


Kieran, who achieved a Merit in Engineering and a Distinction and Merit in Digital Media in his technical qualifications at Ron Dearing UTC, said: “Siemens Gamesa is one of the best companies to work for in terms of where renewable energy is going and there are so many opportunities.

“Siemens Gamesa’s work to help the environment is exactly what companies should be doing and that’s what made it stand out for me.

“Ron Dearing UTC was the best school for me because the learning style is different and the technology and equipment is really good.

“The staff help you to find an apprenticeship and they won’t rest until you’ve got a training place. I would like a long-lasting career with Siemens Gamesa and build on my engineering skills.”

Ben Brooke, Engineering Manager at Siemens Gamesa in Hull, said Ron Dearing UTC was the ideal educational environment to prepare the company’s future employees for the world of work.

He said: “Ron Dearing UTC is filling skills gaps in this area and helping industries like ours to get the right people with the right skills, without having to look further afield.

“It gives young people a good baseline of knowledge, so they don’t need as much moulding, and the style of learning stands them in good stead to be more self-sufficient.”

  • Applications are being invited to join Ron Dearing UTC in Year 10 and Year 12 in September 2020. The first Open Event will run from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday, October 2. For further information, or to book a place, click here.

Pictures: Sean Spencer, Hull News & Pictures.