Previously in 2013-2014 I decided I would build a new skill set to change my career to enable me to apply for a Maritime role. Sailing was a hobby but I wanted to apply my knowledge into a career. I was currently working as a manager for a fashion brand but I decided I needed to make some changes to get the job I really wanted. I decided to study for my Day Skipper theory and practical.

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I then took the core Standards of Training, certification and Watchkeeping which was firefighting, sea survival, first aid and personal safety and social and responsibilities. Another string to my bow was achieving my Radio license and getting my ENG1 medical certificate. I took a short career break and planned a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, sailing from America to the UK, stopping at Bermuda and the Azores.

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I have successfully changed my career and I have never looked back! I love working for Vattenfall. I was always fascinated by wind turbines and now I’m part of the team that help make green energy possible, which I’m very proud of! My advice is, set your goals and go for them! Be brave and bold and look for opportunities to get your foot in the door.

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Previously in 2013-2014 I decided I would build a new skill set to change my career to enable me to apply for a Maritime role. Sailing was a hobby but I wanted to apply my knowledge into a career. I was currently working as a manager for a fashion brand but I decided I needed to make some changes to get the job I really wanted. I decided to study for my Day Skipper theory and practical.

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Jennifer Roberts
UK Offshore Coordinator, Vattenfall