Join Ørsted at Global Offshore Wind 2020 and Futures Forum careers information fair

Our expert speakers will be appearing at this year’s virtual Global Offshore Wind 2020 on 28 – 30 October. We’ll also be talking to the next generation of innovators about the career opportunities, such as apprenticeships, that offshore wind can offer at the Futures Forum.

This year’s online Global Offshore Wind will explore the crucial role offshore wind will play in the delivery of net zero. The three-day virtual conference and discussion sessions will also address the green economic recovery, international challenges and opportunities, barriers and openings, innovation and new markets.


Hear us in conversation at Global Offshore Wind 2020

Orsted Head of Region UK

Duncan Clark, Ørsted’s Head of Region UK & Ireland

A just transition—one that is fair for society and environment—is integral to the pursuit of a low-carbon future. Yet what does this mean in practice for businesses? Ørsted’s head of region UK and Ireland, Duncan Clark, will join a panel of fellow industry leaders as they discuss how metrics quantify “just” and how businesses are placing the transition into their core culture. The panel will also explore how private capital can be mobilised to bridge the gap in funding to achieve related goals, such as energy transition and industry decarbonisation and how social factors can be included in investment strategies.

The session, Achieving a just energy transition, will take place at 09.30 on the 06 March 2024.
Benj Sykes, Ørsted UK’s Head of Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs

Benj Sykes, Ørsted UK’s Head of Environment, Consents and External Affairs

A just energy transition seeks to balance the social and environmental dimensions of the shift to cleaner energy, ensuring that no one is left behind and that the benefits of sustainability are shared equitably.  Benj Sykes, Ørsted UK’s Head of Environment, Consents and External Affairs, will join a panel of experts as they discuss how best to establish safety nets for workers and communities facing job displacement due to the transition and how can energy poverty be avoided.

The discussion will take place at the Energy Transition Summit as part of the wider Sustainability Week event.

The session, Is the energy transition a zero-sum game? How to ensure a just transition?, will take place at 13.15 at the Energy Transition Summit on the 04 March 2024.

Peder Reinewald Hansen, Head of Asset Projects & Technology, Hydrogen at Ørsted

Peder Reinewald Hansen, Head of Asset Projects & Technology, Hydrogen at Ørsted, will join industry experts as they explore the role of renewable hydrogen in our energy system, the barriers to overcome and the scale up and cost-out journey of renewable hydrogen.

We have partnered with ITM Power and Element Energy on the Gigastack feasibility study, a six-month project to investigate the delivery of bulk, low-cost, zero-carbon hydrogen.

The session, 'Can offshore wind the plug the gap in building a renewable hydrogen industry?', will take place at 2pm on 28 October 2020.

Learn more about renewable hydrogen

Download white paper: Decarbonising society with Power-to-X

This white paper outlines a path forward to develop, scale, and bring down costs of ‘indirect electrification’ using renewable hydrogen and e-fuels produced with renewable energy.  

We will also be hosting a virtual stand where you will be able to speak interactively to us.  

Explore the full programme for Global Offshore Wind

Building a career in offshore wind

Offshore wind apprenticeships

Global Offshore Wind will also host the Ørsted sponsored Futures Forum – a youth fair designed to promote the industry to a new generation of offshore wind professionals who will take the lead in the fight against climate change.

Students will have the opportunity to speak with Ørsted staff about career path opportunities and discuss experiences with a range of Ørsted employees, alongside other industry experts.

A view of the industry from one of our wind turbine technician apprentices

Jessica Gallacher, a wind turbine technician apprentice at Ørsted, is one of our Global Offshore Wind Event Champions and will talk about why she was inspired to join the industry.

Offshore wind apprentice

“I wanted to be a wind turbine technician as we are constantly trying to improve how we live and lower our impact on the environment, with a common goal of being carbon neutral. I found that Ørsted's vision of ‘a world that runs entirely on green energy’ was the one I could relate to most, and see a future career in. As an apprentice, I am being trained to carry out a variety of engineering duties with wind turbine equipment and I have learnt a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic engineering.

I’m always excited to share my experience and knowledge which I have adopted from a company I am proud to work for.”


Offshore wind is creating well-paid, highly skilled and long-term jobs across the UK. By 2030, the offshore wind industry could support over 27,000 direct jobs and many more in the supply chain. Ørsted is committed to investing in passionate individuals to develop the right skills and experience to help offshore wind become the backbone of a green electricity system. We actively promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related careers and partner with national and regional training and educational bodies to develop our future workforce.

Hornsea: inspiring the next generation

We are recognising the growth of offshore wind in the UK’s Humber region and celebrating the Hornsea legacy following the development, construction and operation of the largest offshore wind farms in the world – Hornsea One and Hornsea Two. The region is also home to our East Coat Hub operation and maintenance facility in Grimsby which currently supports over 370 local employees.

Grimsby Youth Zone

In partnership with Youth Zone, our £1 million donation will support a dedicated facility for 8-19-year-olds, that will help raise the aspirations of Grimsby’s next generation and offer opportunities to learn and develop skills through positive activities and provide enterprise and employability programmes.

Read more about the Grimsby Youth Zone

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