Rob Thomas is an Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician with innogy, currently in his third and final year of apprenticeship. He is based in North Wales, working on both Gwynt y Môr and North Hoyle wind farms. Whilst offshore, he is involved in both planned and unplanned maintenance tasks, ensuring the smooth and continuous operation of the turbines. Whilst onshore, Rob is in the control room, monitoring and controlling innogy’s wind assets.
“Offshore wind is set to invest over £17.5bn in UK projects over the next 4 years, regenerating local economies, supporting thousands of UK jobs and continuing to grow our home-grown expertise and supply chains. The Industry is also investing in training apprentices and helping workers transition from established sectors into this new offshore energy industry.
“I am looking forward to seeing all the latest innovations and technologies Global Offshore Wind 2018 has to offer, as well as meeting likeminded people striving to further the impact of offshore wind.”
Offshore wind to provide more than 1/3 of the UK's electricity by 2030.
Workforce to be 25% women by 2030.
30 gigawatts of UK offshore wind by 2030.
£48 billion investment in UK infrastructure by 2030.
27,000 skilled jobs by 2030.
UK offshore wind career opportunities to increase threefold by 2030.
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