Ex-Military Careers in Wind Energy

Accredited by the Armed Forces Covenant, Boston Energy is dedicated to helping service leavers begin a new career in renewable energy.

With your transferable skills, such as engineering and mechanical, you are able to transition to a career on the turbines, allowing you to progress further with skills you have already mastered during your time in the Armed Forces. Boston Energy runs “Transition to Wind” open days during the year in which we select a number of applicants to directly employ and invest in them through providing training and workwear.

We then provide them with an opportunity to work on a particular project with a highly experienced Boston Energy wind energy technician, which enables the new technician the ability to learn and grow in real-time.

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Benefits of joining Boston Energy

Guaranteed start

Boston Energy promotes a comfortable transition from military to wind, offering a fully sponsored programme with a guaranteed start in the industry, with development routes available.

Veterans team

You will be working with both ex-service people and back-office staff. Our team have a strong force minded back office with a large number of our support team consisting of ex-service personnel.

Aligned culture & values

As a bronze member of the Armed Forces Covenant, our culture and values at Boston Energy are aligned with that of the Armed Forces.



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Transitioning from the forces

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If you are from a mechanical and electrical background, used to working in servicing equipment such as vehicles and weapons, garages, you are able to transfer those skills into becoming a WTT.

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Your experience from the Royal Air Force/US Air Force, servicing of aircraft as well as machinery and electrical components, working in a safe manner, and working a height are all transferrable skills in the wind industry.

Our Forces

Transferrable skills from the Royal Marines can include engineering, hydraulic electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

The Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) provides engineering support to maintain and repair the vast array of British Army equipment. They will be found wherever the Army is operating, at home or overseas.

Success Stories

Meet Dom, former Royal Marine

After completing three tours of Afghanistan as a marine, Dom Butler left the force and completed a degree in mechanical engineering before coming to Boston Energy.

“Specifically, offshore renewable energy really appealed to me. In the final year of my degree, one of the modules I looked at was offshore wind energy. It really appealed to me and I knew it would fit with my background.

“I started to panic as I got to the end of university about not having a job, however, after submitting my CV, Boston Energy called me on a Wednesday, interviewed me on Thursday and I had an offer on Friday.”

Success Stories

Meet Matt, Former Marine Engineer, Royal Navy

After spending eight years in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer, Matt Cocks has completed his turbine technician training with Boston Energy.

“I wanted to get into the wind industry because it’s the future. With Boston Energy, we’ve completed all of the courses that are pre-requisites and the instructors are very professional. They have years of experience behind them and you can really see that in the training.”

Success Stories

Meet Colby, former Royal Army

Transitioning to the industry with Boston Energy was super easy. I had an interview on a Monday, got the job on a Tuesday, ready in time for leaving the military on Friday.

I have been working with Boston Energy on London Array since joining 6 years ago. After completing my initial training, I went on to become a Competent Technician for four years and then in 2022 I became a level 5 mechanical technician, leading service teams.

My advice would be don’t be scared about leaving the military. This industry is forever growing and if Boston Energy do one thing, it is their loyalty to ex-service leavers. I had lots of great support from everyone and they made me feel so at ease.

I’m now looking forward to getting my Level 6 qualifications and becoming a qualified troubleshooter!

Job Roles at Boston Energy

  • Pre-assembly Technician
  • Installation/Construction Technician
  • Commissioning Technician
  • Service Maintenance Technician
  • Major Component/Special Task Technician
  • Blade Technician
  • Paint Technician
  • Statutory Inspection Technician
  • HV Technician
  • Heavy Lift Technician

Initial Training Courses

  • GWO Basic Safety Training Course (5 Modules)
  • RUK/GWO Medical (including Chester Step Test)
  • GWO BTT – Basic Technical Training

Technical Training Courses

  • SGTT – Siemens Gamesa Technical Training
  • IRATA Rope Access Level 1
  • Banksman Slinger
  • Blade Repair
  • CSC – Construction Skills Certification Scheme/CCNSG Safety Passport

Interested in finding out more about our veterans programme? Get in touch!

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