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Those interested in careers in the offshore wind industry can find out more about the variety of potential job roles, thanks to a new guide produced by Green Port Hull.

Titled Job Roles in Offshore Wind, the publication, which has been researched and developed by renewable energy consultants BVG Associates, provides insight into the job types and requirements in this emerging industry for professionals, careers advisors and school-leavers.

The guide has been created to support the demand for skills in the growing offshore wind market and gives an overview of UK wind farms and what steps people need to take to start a career in the sector.

Tim Rix, Chairman of the Green Port Growth Programme, commented:

“The current labour market is starting to reflect the ongoing investment in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. The primary focus of Green Port Hull is to help businesses access supply chain opportunities and win more work. However, with this comes a wide variety of career opportunities, some of which are not clear or well publicised. For example, roles include marine mammal observers, cable jointers, unexploded ordnance divers and rope access and blade repair technicians – some of which many have never heard of.

“Whether you’re seeking employment yourself, or advising others on career opportunities, we hope our new guide will give you insight into the vast range of roles that are available and offer advice on how to access them.”

Clare Davies, of BVG Associates, commented:

“Many of these job roles are not immediately obvious, but they will play a significant part in developing a robust and specialist UK supply chain.

“Often, people only think of opportunities offered by the main tier 1 contractors delivering large scale manufacturing and assembly of large components. A good example would be the 1,000 job roles at Siemens’ blade manufacturing facility in Hull. The offshore wind industry offers an incredible diversity in the type of job roles across the entire supply chain.”

Job Roles in Offshore Wind is available in schools, colleges and job centres throughout Hull and the East Riding. To download a copy of Job Roles in Offshore Wind, visit http://greenporthull.co.uk//uploads/files/Job_Roles_in_Offshore_Wind.pdf