Offshore wind could boost GDP by “huge” 0.6%

Economists say offshore wind could boost the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) by a huge 0.6% and create nearly 175,000 jobs by 2030. In the short term offshore wind could boost GDP by 0.2% in the next three years. That’s according to a new report from the independent Centre for Economic & Business Research (CEBR) […]

Energy sector could benefit from change to education, says recruitment specialist

More needs to be done to encourage young people to develop the necessary skills they need to find jobs in the energy sector. That’s the message from a recruitment boss, who says the UK Government needs to do more to stimulate the skills the UK needs. Paul Flynn, Managing Director of specialist offshore recruiters Earthstaff […]

UK offshore sector ‘needs a strategic development plan’

The UK needs a clear strategic direction in order to advance its offshore capabilities. This was the message from Paul Flynn, CEO of specialist offshore energy recruiters Earthstaff, who told ELN that despite shortages of British candidates the future of our offshore industries could be bountiful, with the right approach. Mr Flynn said: “Such an […]