Published: 19.02.2024

Embracing New Talent in the Renewable Energy Sector: Lewis Molyneux's Journey at Wind2

Lewis Molyneux joined Wind2 in September 2023 as a Graduate Design & Development Engineer. Reflecting on his first 3 months, Lewis has settled into working life.

Lewis shares, “This is my first job, having completed my degree in Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, I wanted to stay local to Bangor, North Wales. As a passionate wind surfer, North Wales offers me the perfect location. I began looking for a graduate position and was lucky enough to be contacted about the Wind2 Graduate Design & Development Engineer position by a recruitment agent.”

With a widening skills gap in the renewable energy sector, Wind2 believes in attracting and nurturing new talent to the industry. Through the Graduate Employment Programme, Wind2 attracts new employees at the beginning of their career, taking on the training and skills development which benefits the employee, the industry and the business.

Lewis continues, “I am thoroughly enjoying my role at Wind2, With increasing responsibility, I already feel like I am making a contribution. I am particularly proud that my drawings have been a part of a successful planning application. My line manager and Wind2 give me the autonomy to develop my skills whilst offering a guiding hand. This empowerment has made me feel like a valued member of the team from day one. Since joining the team, I have expanded my software knowledge with the addition of Civil3D, QGIS, PVCase and WindPro.”

When asked about standout moments to date, Lewis said, “Observing a met mast survey which was completed by Dulas was a memorable moment for me as it helped me gain a better understanding of the constraints we need to consider when designing a site.”

Muhammad Mangat, Technical Manager and Lewis’s line manager and mentor said, “Lewis hit the ground running and has already proven to be a fantastic addition to the team. He is dedicated and open to new challenges. As his line manager and mentor, I am extremely proud of Lewis, and I have no doubt that he will have a very bright future in the renewable energy industry.”

Lewis had always had an ambition to work in the renewable energy industry, having watched the construction of the Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm. Lewis concluded, “It’s a rewarding industry to be a part of, knowing that my work contributes towards the UK Net Zero ambitions. I look forward to continuing my career with Wind2 and the renewable energy industry, taking on more responsibility.”

The Wind2 team continues to grow, and as such will always look to nurture new talent in the industry. Keep an eye on our careers page ( for future graduate employment opportunities.