Your Job: Planning and Development could take years and involves a lot of work and coordination. There will be both onshore office jobs and offshore work to do. Roles like surveying, design work and project management. Whilst some of the positions will be strictly office based, many will require travel to the site of the wind farm which might mean trips offshore. The job is highly rewarding however, particularly as a wind farm gains planning consent and you’ve helped bring about clean power to thousands of homes.

Courses and Training

It is often worthwhile looking at a range of job posts for the type of role you want to aim for. This will give you a very good idea of the practical and academic qualification you’re likely to need. For instance, for anyone wanting to work in project management, a Princes2 certificate is a likely requirement.

If you are working offshore you will be required to have completed your basic Wind Training, these certificates must be qualified by RenewableUK (RUK) and / or the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). The basic training is made up of:

  • Sea Survival
  • Fire Awareness
  • First Aid
  • Working at Height
  • Manual Handling

Plus you will need specific training in the trade you are doing. It would be advisable to reach out to some companies and specific job roles to work out what training and qualifications you might need.