Convent College graduates begin their careers

Thursday, 20 August, 2015 - 10:30
The Convent College is training professional personnel for the offshore industry. (Photo: Convent College)
The Convent College is training professional personnel for the offshore industry. (Photo: Convent College)

The first participants have successfully completed the course 'Construction and Service Technology Offshore' at Convent College. After completing the training course, graduates were immediately given employment contracts of unlimited duration at Convent Offshore GmbH.

The graduates, who had prior qualifications in different professions, participated in selected theoretical and practical modules from Wind Alliance to qualify for specific tasks in the offshore wind industry. Sebastian Fleper, head of Convent College, expressed his satisfaction with the results and the training at Wind Alliance: "I am proud that, together with our partners, we were able to demonstrate directly in the first course that quality education gives people an entry point into offshore wind energy. Our graduates have excellent prospects for long-term employment in the wind energy sector."

At the beginning of the course, the training concept provides the qualifications mandated by law for operations at sea in accordance with the international criteria of the Global Wind Organisation. In addition, participants had the opportunity to deepen their professional qualifications in the fields of electrical engineering, (construction) mechanics,  special / heavy load logistics, as well as further special professional qualifications for activities in offshore wind energy.

The participants have gone through a demanding training course. They completed eleven different modules within a short period of time. According to College graduate Jan Platen, the course focused on practical aspects: "The large amount of practical training was anything but boring. The experiences and overwhelming impressions gained during the subsequent internship are proof that the effort has paid off. I feel very well prepared for the tasks ahead."

The next training course at Convent College begins in November. Interested persons can request more information at

Katharina Garus

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