Aberdeen-based energy sector training provider AIS Survivex has appointed a new head of renewables for UK and Europe.
Having previously established and managed the company’s marketing division, Charlie Guthrie has now been tasked with supporting its energy transition.
He has also managed other business units with AIS Survivex’s parent company 3t Energy Group and has spent the last 15 years working in renewables.
In the last year AIS Survivex has made moves to reinforce its position in the green energy market.
The training provider, which also has bases in Montrose and north-east England, operates the world’s largest training centre, according to the Global Wind Organisation (GWO).
It has also been expanding its business through acquisition and its extension into the Scottish market aiding multiple projects.
Mr Guthrie, said: “I’m particularly excited about this role as I can see the difference we are making in the UK. Operating the largest training centre for wind training in the world means we are literally the epi-centre of the green skills revolution. In my role with government and industry stakeholders I’m looking forward to driving that agenda and highlighting the unique and incredible skills that we have in the UK, and those skills that are being exported to projects all around the world.
“Having spent the time that I have with the company I understand our offering inside out and have been a key player in the creation and implementation of its growth strategy into the renewables market. We have such a diverse offering at AIS Survivex and are one of the only providers of the majority of the GWO suite of courses in multiple locations. This wide portfolio and our ability to offer training onsite really supports some of the challenges our clients face. Helped with the technological solutions we have in virtual reality, training management software and competency solutions.”
In 2021 AIS Survivex delivered 14,000 GWO certifications, up 45% on the previous year.
Moving forward, AIS Survivex, and parent company 3t Energy Group, is hoping to increase its market share in renewables to address the skills gap currently plaguing the industry.