Grimsby Town FC U18s recently visited Orsted, a Danish company with a strong presence in the UK who specialise in renewable energy.
The Orsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Orsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants. Orsted is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action and was the first energy company in the world to have its science-based net-zero emissions target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The trip to Orsted’s East Coast Hub in Grimsby was to create awareness of their operation and also the numerous apprenticeships and career opportunities available. Harriet Farmery from Orsted kindly facilitated the visit with the club. All attendees were said to have thoroughly enjoyed the visit and learned a great deal about renewables and Orsted as an organisation.
Henry Burt, a player for Grimsby Town’s U18s said: “The trip was really interesting and helped us understand how renewable energy can help save the planet. We were given a full tour around the facility, which was brilliant, and shocked us with how much is involved in keeping the wind turbines running. they gave a talk about the range of apprenticeships that Orsted offer and how we could register our interest. It’s good that the club and LFE give us the opportunity to see and think about other options if we don’t get professional contracts”