Hull College celebrates success at Humber Renewables Awards 2024

Hull College has been crowned winner of the Excellence in Renewable Education, Skills, and Training award at the prestigious Humber Renewables Awards 2024.

Humber Renewables Awards 2024 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull, on May 2nd, 2024. A group picture of all the award winners. Picture – Jim Mitchell Copyright – James Mitchell Photography 07955 772630

Now in its twelfth year, the awards celebrate the exceptional contributions of businesses and individuals in advancing the renewable energy sector within the Humber region, renowned as the UK’s Energy Estuary. The gala dinner event, staged in partnership with the Offshore Wind Conference, was held at Hull’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Thursday 2nd May.

As the Humber solidifies its reputation as a leader in renewable energy and embraces zero- carbon ambitions, Hull College’s award win in the Renewable Education, Skills, and Training category underlines its commitment to advancing renewable energy education.

Recognising the critical need for specialised knowledge in this sector, the college has developed an extensive suite of bespoke courses in sustainability and renewable energy, working in collaboration with over 100 leading businesses in the sector. This initiative has resulted in more than 2,600 students completing training across 11 different courses, ranging from introductory sustainability to advanced courses in heat pumps and renewable transport, all of which have been in addition to their main study programme.

Reflecting on the award win, Nick Marshall, Head of Engineering and Advanced Motor Vehicle at Hull College, said: “We are honoured to be recognised for our dedication to advancing renewable education and skills training in the Humber region.

“At Hull College, we are committed to providing forward-thinking education that empowers our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the ever-evolving renewable energy sector.

“Collaborating closely with local businesses and organisations is integral to our approach. By aligning our curriculum with industry needs, we ensure our students are well-prepared for tomorrow’s challenges today.

“As we forge ahead, our vision is to establish the college as a beacon of renewable energy education in the Humber. We aspire to nurture the next generation of innovators who will shape a greener, more sustainable world for generations to come.”

Hull College has recently launched an exciting new Foundation Degree in Renewable Energies and Technologies – and applications are now open. The two-year course will begin in September 2024 and will run at the college’s Queen’s Gardens campus.

From wind turbine dynamics to hydroelectric training rigs, wave energy units, geothermal units, and solar hydrogen cycle trainers, students will gain the knowledge and skills they need to embark on a career in the exciting and dynamic world of renewable energy.

In addition, the college also offers a Welding and Fabrication for Renewable Industries qualification for both school leavers and adults, providing specialised training in MAG manual metal arc welding, alongside oxyfuel gas cutting and plasma cutting.

For more information about these new courses and how to apply, visit www.hull-