Skills Escalator and Toolkit
This page is designed to be a useful resource of tools and web-based information in facilitating a career in the MRE sector.
To enable people to move into the marine renewable energy industry or enable workers already within the sector, we have created a means of signposting to ‘escalate’ skills, moving upwards or horizontally within the industry to optimise flexible career paths and to encourage people to enter the industry.
Please find below a range of French, English and European resources.
Aqua-RET Competence Mapping Tool
The Competence Mapping Tool (CMT) for the Marine Renewables Sector is an innovative online custom-made software tool enabling visualisation of the sub-sectors, occupations and competences in the marine renewable energy sector. It can be used by various audiences; employers, employees, training organisations, awarding bodies and individuals.
Your Career in Offshore Wind Energy - The Crown Estate
This is a downloadable leaflet about careers in the Offshore Wind Industry, including an explanation of what kinds of qualifications, roles and environment characterise the industry.
Offshore Wind Power Video A video showing the different career options in the Offshore Wind industry.
RenewableUK is the UK’s trade association for the renewables industry.
Their careers page advises on choosing a career and lists current jobs in the renewables industry, including those for MRE. The page also has a job search facility.
National Skills Academy for Power Twitter: @NSAPower
The National Skills Academy for Power sits at the heart of the Power Sector, driving excellence in skills and bringing together employers, skills organisations and stakeholders. They are part of the Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) group.
Energy and Utility Skills Twitter: @EUSkills
Support career and skill development in the Renewables and other industries as well as its supply chain
Energy and Utility Skills Register
Individuals who qualify for registration with the Energy and Utility Skills Register are issued with a card and appear on the EUSR website. EUSR is beneficial to both employers and individuals as they move between companies or between industries. Employers have a robust way of verifying the abilities of their workers while individuals have a recognised method of demonstrating their abilities to employers.
National Occupational Standard Twitter: @ukces
This website contains the National Occupational Standards for all sectors of UK industry and ultimately aims to help raise performance in business, industry and the public sector
A number of Colleges and private training providers in the UK offer accredited courses in offshore wind skills. Some of these providers also encourage trainees to learn foreign language technical vocabulary if they wish to as a means to enhance their job mobility and employability.
East of England Energy Group
EEEGR is one of the BEEMS project participants representing the offshore industry in the east of England and has a Skills For Energy programme. It focuses on delivering skilled people to the industry when they need them for long term careers and ensuring the existing workforce continues to meet the industry’s needs into the future. It is centred on addressing core skills needs across all energy sectors, both technical and commercial, achieved through collaborative partnerships.
STEMNET is the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network which creates opportunities to inspire young people in STEM in the UK.
It does this by working with thousands of schools, colleges and STEM employers, to enable young people of all backgrounds and abilities to meet inspiring role models, understand real world applications of STEM subjects and experience hands-on STEM activities that motivate, inspire and bring learning and career opportunities to life.
OPITO - Education and Skills
The Oil and Gas Industry's focal point for skills, learning and workforce development.
National Careers Service
Offers information on careers, skills, apprenticeships and access to free advice from qualified careers advisers.
Offers information on apprenticeships.
Skills for Energy - The Apprenticeship Guide
A guide to apprenticeships in the energy industry.
A Careers Guidance Platform for use by Schools. Free trial available. Annual Licence fee.
Sea your Future
A Guide to Marine Careers, Castrol Marine.
Guide to business skills in the Le Havre region
Warsash Maritime Academy - Southampton Solent University
The downloadable documents listed below have been created by Warsash Maritime Academy as original materials for the BEEMS project. They describe careers for people in the workboat sevice vessel industry for offshore wind farms, and other marine renewable energy device operations and maintenance work:
Apprenticeships in the Maritime Sector
Basic Training for all Seafarers
Deck Rating Training
Engineer Mechanic Training
School Leavers Progression
Workboats Progression Chart
Annuaire de la region Basse Normandie
Bretagne Énergies Marines Renouvelables - Guide Des Compétences
Bretagne Énergies Marines Renouvelables - Le Guide des Formations aux métiers des EMR
Guide des compétences des entreprises de la région havraise
Guide des compétences
des entreprises industrielles et logistiques de la région NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS
Les métiers de l'éolien
Brevet De Technicien Supérieur
Energies marines renouvelables. Des métiers d'avenir
Parc éolien en mer de Fécamp - Film de présentation
Renewable Energy Jobs
A global green jobs and career portal for the renewable energy industry.
Workers Wanted - The EU wind energy sector skills gap
A report by the European Wind Energy Association about trends in employment in both on and offshore wind worldwide.