I was fortunate enough to be able to interview Eddie O'Connor - CEO Mainstream Renewable Power, for the Allen & York Energy Newsletter and I asked him (amongst other things) about the renewable energy skills gaps and current job opportunities.

Mainstream recently won the bid for the Hornsea R3 Offshore development and I was interested to find out more.....



To this last question Eddie gave us a really interesting insight......

"In the UK and Europe in general there is a very big skills gap in mathematics. There are too few engineers in existence to plan and build the new sustainable future. There is lots of entrepreneurial zeal for offshore in the UK and I believe when the emergent enterprises understand the full extent of the opportunity we are going to see a whole new cadre of entrepreneurs emerging. One of the clearest skills gaps that exist is at the apprentice level for the trades that would be needed to build, operate and maintain the huge number of offshore wind farms that will be built in European waters."


To read the FULL INTERVIEW


I'd be really interested to hear your views on the Renewable careers market and future opportunities.