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

Ørsted’s head of region UK, Duncan Clark, will join a panel of fellow industry leaders as they discuss the green recovery and what the offshore wind sector needs in order to maximise investment in projects, supply chain and people that will drive the recovery both in the UK, and in key international growth markets.

Over the last decade, we’ve invested over £10bn constructing our UK offshore wind farms. This is helping to transform coastal communities across the UK through investment in local facilities, the creation of high-skilled jobs and the development of competitive, export-orientated local supply chains.

Read more about how the construction and operation of our offshore wind farms is helping to transform UK coastal communities

The session, 'Building a green recovery with offshore wind', will take place at 10am on 28 October 2020.

Benj Sykes, Ørsted UK’s Head of Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs

Benj Sykes, Ørsted UK’s Head of Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs, will be chairing a discussion that will focus on how the industry is overcoming barriers to delivering offshore wind at net zero scale. The panel will examine how industry is making progress on understanding cumulative impacts, mitigating our environmental footprint, how we co-exist with other marine industries, integrating offshore wind into aviation management and improving how we connect offshore windfarms to the grid. 

The session, 'Making ambition a reality: how are we overcoming barriers to delivering offshore wind at net zero scale?', will take place at 11am on 29 October 2020.

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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