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Reported by RenewableUK on 21 November 2018

Offshore wind industry unveils new website highlighting job opportunities

The Offshore Wind Industry Council has launched a website aimed at attracting thousands of new entrants into the fast-growing sector, at an event in London attended by the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rebecca Long Bailey

(Courtesy of RenewableUK)

The new site went live today as part of Offshore Wind Week (19th-23rd November). It showcases the job opportunities proliferating at every level for graduates and apprentices, as well as those seeking to transfer from other sectors such as oil and gas, or the armed forces.

The website highlights regions around the UK in which communities are reaping the economic benefits of offshore wind, particularly in coastal areas. Aiming to increase diversity at all levels within the sector, it includes personal stories in which people from a wide variety of backgrounds explain their career paths to date. It also shows examples of innovative technology being developed by the industry in fields such as robotics.

RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Hugh McNeal, who supports the Offshore Wind Industry Council’s work on developing skills and jobs, said: “Job creation is one of the key benefits that offshore wind is bringing to the UK, now and for the decades ahead. We’re expecting to see 27,000 people working in the sector by 2030 -   two and a half times more than we have currently.

“We know there’s a huge demand for jobs in clean technology; people want to work in an industry they feel good about, and know will be around for a long time. This website is a great resource, as it showcases the huge variety of jobs in the offshore wind industry. We hope it will inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and experience to join us”.

The website was unveiled at an event in Westminster this afternoon

at which MPs met the leaders of innovative companies and young people who are building their careers in offshore wind.

The keynote speaker, Labour MP Rebecca Long Bailey, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said: “As a growth industry of global significance, offshore wind represents a huge industrial opportunity in the UK which could and should be at the heart of global supply chains”.

“The new website highlights the job opportunities across the UK; we need to show what kind of jobs our children are going to have, where the factories are going to be, and what their future is going to look like”.  



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