Homegrown jobs for homegrown energy
We are creating 1,000 jobs a year to 2025 to help build a green army to deliver the UK’s ambitious energy goals.
Applicants are being sought for a range of positions from delivering the world’s largest offshore wind farm in Dogger Bank off the North East coast of England and Europe’s most productive onshore wind farm in Viking on the Shetland Islands; to working on the mega multi-billion pound investments required to make the Transmission and Distribution Networks systems fit for net zero and in efforts to secure sustainable futures for communities around flexible generation sites in Keadby on the Humber and Peterhead in the far north of Scotland.
While we are already investing in developing a workforce of the future through our wide range of apprentice and graduate pipelines, we also need experienced staff who can help us up the pace on this key area of focus.
Many of the new roles will require relevant skills in the energy industry, but we're also developing re-training programmes to widen our reach to those that want to join the green revolution.
Local jobs in action
We are currently building the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in three 1.2GW phases with each phase having up to 200 turbines. When fully complete in 2026, it will be capable of powering 6 million UK homes, helping drive the transition to Net Zero carbon emissions.
The world-leading project under construction in the North Sea more than 130km off the North East coast of England is a joint venture with SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni Plenitude. This crucial offshore wind energy project is having a real impact in helping the UK ‘Build Back Greener’ and is supporting thousands of direct and indirect skilled jobs. The construction and future operation of Dogger Bank Wind Farm is already supporting more than 1,250 new jobs in the UK, including new manufacturing jobs in Teesside.
Steve Wilson, Project Director for Dogger Bank Wind Farm, discusses the impact of the multi-million pound wind farm investment on jobs in the North East from ORE Catapult facility in Blythe.
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