As the UK makes the transition towards net zero emissions and 50GW of offshore wind by 2030 targets, the power industry faces an unprecedented increase in workload which presents a number of challenges, one of the most pressing being the shortage of skilled workers within the sector.
DAGEM Power started training engineers in 2016 and have continued to build on and expand it’s training programme, culminating in the recent launch of its Graduate Scheme, a 2-year programme aiming to nurture the next generation of commissioning engineers as they follow an extensive training, development and monitoring programme while gaining invaluable hands-on site experience.
David Messruther, Managing Director, DAGEM Power
‘DAGEM Power have recruited 6 Trainees in the last year, which, while representing a huge investment for us, is just a scratch on the surface of what’s needed within the industry to achieve the UK’s renewable energy transition goals.‘
‘As a sign of our commitment to these goals, we have developed our own ’50 by 30’ growth plan, as we look to increase our team size to 50 Engineers by 2030. Expanding to this size will present significant challenges to the business but in doing so we are fulfilling our social obligations to help the UK meet the energy demands of the future.‘
To underpin the Graduate Scheme, DAGEM are pleased to announce the formation of our very own Power Academy training department, tasked with providing a market-leading structured technical programme under the guidance of Emeritus Professor Noel Shammas, who brings with him a wealth of knowledge following a distinguished career in industry, research and academia.
The new ‘Electrical Engineering for Power Engineers’ course is designed to supplement the practical experience gained on site delivering substation projects with classroom training, tutorials and workshop exercises, ensuring that the Graduate Engineers are equipped with the necessary practical and technical foundation required to meet the demands of the industry.
Comprised of 12 modules, the classroom sessions, delivered by Emeritus Professor N. Shammas and supported by industry expert guest lecturers, are supplemented by access to an e-learning platform to provide a blended learning environment whereby candidates can work through interactive material and video lectures to refresh, reinforce and further their understanding.
DAGEM’s Power Academy ‘Electrical Engineering for Power Engineers’ course:
- Module 1: Mathematics for Engineers
- Module 2: Circuit Theory
- Module 3: Power System Components
- Module 4: Power System Fault Calculations
- Module 5: Power Semiconductor Devices
- Module 6: Power Electronics
- Module 7: FACTS Controllers and Devices
- Module 8: Electrical Machines
- Module 9: Power System Protection and Control
- Module 10: The Relay Workshop
- Module 11: Substation Commissioning
- Module 12: National Grid Procedures
The launch of DAGEM’s Graduate Scheme and Power Academy is a major milestone in our efforts to help shape, inspire and ultimately deliver the next generation of Engineers required to achieve the UK’s Net Zero targets.