The number of ‘green collar’ jobs is set to triple by the end of the next decade under Government plans to boost the offshore wind industry. Ministers are expected later this week to announce a major partnership between Government and the burgeoning industry to build on the success of the mega-turbines dotting Britain’s coastline. The ‘sector deal’ is the tenth to be undertaken by ministers as part of the UK’s industrial renaissance and could spur the number of highly-skilled jobs within the green energy sector from 7,200 today to 27,000 jobs by 2030. In addition, ministers believe the proportion of women working in wind could more than double from around 16pc today to 33pc by 2030, before ultimately rising to 40pc. Claire Perry, the energy and clean growth minister, described the green economy as “the greatest economic opportunities of our time”, and said she wants to ensure that women and young people “benefit from this sea-change”.
Telegraph 6th March 2019 read more »
New sector deal to drive offshore wind jobs growth. A new offshore wind sector deal will be launched by the UK Government tomorrow in an effort to increase jobs and grow the number of women in the industry. The proposed deal will aim to “triple” jobs.
Energy Voice 6th March 2019 read more »
The government is set to announce its long-awaited Offshore Wind Sector Deal this week with a high profile goal to triple the number of people employed in the sector and double the share of women entering the fast-expanding industry. The deal is expected to be announced tomorrow and will become the tenth in a series of sector deals between government and industries at the heart of its Industrial and Clean Growth Strategies. But ahead of the official launch the government today signalled it will aim to more than triple the number of people working in the offshore wind sector over the next decade, taking employment levels from 7,200 today to 27,000 jobs by 2030. The deal is also expected to include a goal to more than double the share of women working in the sector from 16 per cent currently to at least 33 per cent by 2030, with the ambition of reaching 40 per cent. The deal is also expected to include a raft of initiatives to accelerate the development of the UK’s offshore wind industry supply chain and skills base.
Business Green 6th March 2019 read more »
The offshore wind industry is poised to clinch a long-awaited government deal that could double the number of turbines in UK waters. After more than a year of negotiations between officials and industry leaders a so-called “sector deal” is expected to emerge later this week detailing a new partnership to help make the most of Britain’s lead in offshore wind power. The deal is likely to hand the growing industry further funds in return for pledges that can help share the financial benefit across the wider economy.
Telegraph 4th March 2019 read more »