Research shows UK offshore wind jobs could reach 21,000 by 2032

Findings of a report published this month suggest that, by 2032, the total number of direct full time jobs in the UK offshore wind sector could be in the region of 21,000.

The employment projections carried out by Cambridge Econometrics for the University of Hull, on behalf of Aura, are driven by information on the expected rate at which additional offshore wind capacity will come on stream in the future.

The predictions are that, by 2030, installed capacity will have reached 20 GW from the current 5.1 GW.

The bulk of employment is expected to be along the east coast of England, with a concentration of jobs in the Humber area. More broadly the development of the sector could also support an additional 37,000 indirect or induced full time jobs by 2032.

The Cambridge Econometrics report presents updated employment projections for the offshore wind sector using an employment model originally developed for RenewableUK, presented in a report entitled “Working for a Green Britain & Northern Ireland 2013-23”.

To read the full report click here.

Adam Brown Principal Economist [email protected]