95,000 potential offshore energy jobs at risk.

By: Mark Casey

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A new report by Robert Gordon University, Powering up the Workforce warns that if the rate of investment and activity in renewables in the UK does not increase significantly then up to 95,000 potential offshore energy jobs will be at risk.

The report found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved.

Director of the Robert Gordon University's Energy Transition Insitute, Professor de Leeuw said: “The UK possesses all the attributes and resources to realise the ambitions set out in government strategies and forward-looking industry programmes. The report clearly shows that with the right interventions at the right time, the UK can achieve its strategic energy goals in reaching its net zero objectives as well as protecting and significantly enhancing workforce numbers in the offshore energy sector.”

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