A new task force which will help to increase the number of skilled people working in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry is holding its first meeting today.

The new group aims to ensure that the industry attracts a wide, diverse pool of talent as the number of jobs in offshore wind trebles to 27,000 by 2030.

The Investment in Talent Group, set up by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), includes representatives from leading companies in the sector and from the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, as well as trade associations and academic institutions.

The launch of the new group is one of a series of initiatives being undertaken by industry and Government as part of the landmark Offshore Wind Sector Deal announced in March. The deal sets out a series of commitments to ensure that offshore wind will be generating at least one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030, making it the backbone of our future clean energy system, bringing significant economic benefits for the whole country.

Read the full press release here.

For further information, please contact:

Robert Norris, Head of Communications, 0207 901 3013 or 07969 229 913 Robert.Norris@RenewableUK.com

Juliette Sanders, Head of Media Ørsted, UK, 07876 866 284 julsa@orsted.co.uk

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