Education & Skills

Working with local schools, universities and service providers to encourage careers in offshore wind.

Here we summarise all the initiatives where Sofia has collaborated with schools, Universities and skills organisations to raise awareness of offshore wind and the myriad career opportunities it offers. You can also find some brilliant resources for both primary and secondary teachers to try in their own classrooms as well as careers resources for people keen to learn more about working in this growing sector.




In this section we will collate resources that may be helpful for people who are looking for a career in the offshore wind sector. There are numerous different routes to careers and these links provide some hints and guidance.

  • View an interview with Sofia Structural Engineer Amit Dey about what is takes to be an offshore wind engineer as part of Tees Valley Careers initiative called Learn Live asking professionals about their roles: Careers in the Curriculum - where can engineering take you? (November 2021).
  • Check out our sister project - Triton Knoll's careers case studies for interviews with team members about their routes into offshore wind that will hopefully inspire those considering a career in the sector.

  • Offshore Wind Industry Council's Careers in Offshore Wind website. Complete with map to see how the offshore wind industry can power your future.

  • Renewable UK Careers, helping people choose what type of career would suit them. There is also their Wind Energy Access Portal which aims to give an understanding of the structure, standards, and good practise requirements for skills, competence, and health & safety within the sector

  • Tees Valley Careers has launched a site for young people, parents, schools and businesses where they can find all types of careers advice at

  • An insider's viewpoint on making the career switch from oil & gas to offshore wind with a blog from Sofia's Project Management Office Manager, Nader Beltaji written for Global Offshore Wind 2020.