Whether you’re transitioning from another sector, leaving college, or a university graduate; enthusiastic individuals are in high demand. Wind projects require a range of skills from research and development, to construction, operation and maintenance.
By 2020 the UK aims to have reduced its CO2 emissions by over 30% compared to 1990 levels and has to generate 15% of its energy from renewable sources such as Wind, Solar, Tidal and Biomass. RenewableUK are quoted as saying the industry requires 70,000 additional workers by 2023.
Some jobs will be office based, most will be in the field either onshore or offshore. There may be a great deal of travelling involved, long shifts and high risk. There will be different rota patterns, often with several weeks away from home and you may be expected to work at short notice or cancel plans that may have been in place.
Recent years have seen a shift in Government policy and decline in both public and financial support & initiatives for onshore wind. Most new UK based wind farms are now offshore where larger and more efficient turbines can be installed away from public view.