23 October 2013
Skills policy recommendations from the wind and marine energy industries
The continued success of wind and marine energy
is dependent on the sector’s ability to attract skilled
workers to resource existing and future projects.
In 2013, research commissioned by RenewableUK
and Energy & Utility Skills estimated that the sector
directly employs around 18,500 full-time equivalent
workers, with an additional 16,000 jobs supported
indirectly. This is forecast to grow to up to 55,000
direct jobs and 50,000 indirect jobs by 2023. This
threefold projected growth represents a huge
opportunity to harness the enthusiasm that members
of the public, and young people in particular, have
for environmental issues and renewable energy.