The task force consists also of representatives from leading companies of the wind sector from the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, as well as trade associations and academic institutions.
The new task conducted its first ever meeting on July 24, is one amongst other initiatives that are to come in the future, by the industry and government as part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal.
Celia Anderson, Associate Consultant at Nautilus Associates, who will lead the new group commented
We want the offshore wind industry to be the number one choice for apprentices, STEM graduates and workers from other industries looking for fresh opportunities
Also, according to RenewableUK, the Offshore Wind Sector Deal sets a goal to double the number of women in the industry to one-third by 2030, while also commented that 'a target for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) representation will be announced by the end of the year.'
Concluding, Ms Anderson added that the renewables sector aspires to invest more in long-term skills and provide a diverse and inclusive workforce, 'from people who work wonders in designing, building or maintaining world-leading projects, to people using digital skills to tackle new technological challenges, be they enthusiasts or skilled engineers, there really are opportunities for everyone.'