The Offshore Wind Industry Council has launched a careers website to attract new entrants into the sector.
The new site offshorewindcareers.co.uk went live as part of Offshore Wind Week. It showcases the job opportunities 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 where 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.”