BVG Associates and Green Port Hull have launched a guide to the potential job opportunities available in offshore wind to people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The guide, called ‘Job Roles in Offshore Wind’ helps professionals, careers advisors and school-leavers understand the wide variety of job roles, from a marine mammal observer to a cable jointer, and from an unexploded ordnance diver to a rope access and blade repair technician.

It also provides practical tips on how to start a career in offshore wind. In preparing the guide, almost 200 functions across the supply chain were analysed. From this analysis, the 36 functions with the highest priority to Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, in terms of the number of job roles, were identified, taking into account the significance of the worker location and current local supply chain capability. The approach used in the guide can be used for many regions, countries or even industries. Each is likely to have its own high priority functions and therefore job roles, depending on market maturity and the make-up of the local supply chain.