MREs: a job-rich sector, of future trades

As well as the new jobs that will develop, 8 profiles are already actively pursued in the area: CNC operators, assemblers, electricians, electrical engineers, metal workers, structure controllers, welders, boilermakers. A complete thematic dossier on these various trades is available on the Region’s website. Discover 5 jobs of the future in the industry in the report below.

The deployment of a structured set of training courses

15 masters and 1 professional degree are already offered in the region. Another new course was launched in 2015: BTS in Systems Maintenance – with a wind energy systems option, provided by three institutions in the region (Lycée G. Monge La Chauvinière in Nantes, the Lycée Pro Saint François d’assise in La Roche sur Yon and Lycée Pro Claude Chappe -Arnage in Le Mans, already renowned for its offshore wind farms maintenance technician training course).
Moreover, WeAMEC has just launched a 3-cycle course program. Visit the page, “talents trained in line with real needs” for more information.


The objective of WeAMEC is to adapt the training available to the real needs of the sector

WeAMEC, the West Atlantic Marine Energy Centre, is a structure that gathers scientists, engineers, academics, manufacturers and communities in order to consolidate the position of Pays de la Loire in the booming marine renewable energy industry. The main missions of the centre are to match the training offer to the real needs of industry and to conduct research.
Specifically, by 2020, the number of researchers working on MRE in Pays de la Loire will triple: meaning about 1,000 jobs created by 2020. Another 1,000 new jobs are also expected in the industry.
WeAMEC therefore is working directly with industry and researchers to structure and adapt the training system to new trades and skills sought.