Recent reports from The Global Wind Organization (GWO) and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) indicate that nearly 600,000 technicians will be required during the next five years to support the major growth taking place across the wind industry currently.

GWO and GWEC have published their most recent report, ‘Global Wind Workforce Outlook 2023 – 2027’ forecasting the numbers of wind technicians required to construct, install, operate, and maintain (C&I and O&M) the anticipated global wind fleet up to 2027.

Insights reveal promising career developments within the wind market, with increasing demand for new technicians over the next five years, suggesting a raft of exciting opportunities for new talent to enter from full-time education and to transition from other sectors.

Global Developments

The Outlook details the onshore and offshore wind growth and workforce needed in 10 countries in particular: Australia, the USA, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Kenya, and South Korea. The high wind power ambitions of these countries must be reinforced by a strong culture of health and safety and a well-trained workforce.

The news not only underscores the extent of the workforce needed but also emphasizes the opportunities for local and national governments to use renewable energy expansion as a catalyst for job creation, training, and reskilling.

Demands for 2027

By 2027, it is projected that more than 574,000 technicians will be required for the construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of wind projects globally, following the rapid expansion of the offshore wind market. The surge in annual wind energy installations, set to double from 78 GW in 2022 to 155 GW in 2027, is a key driver for this demand.

Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, underscores the necessity for a well-trained and healthy workforce to support the colossal growth of wind capacity in the coming decade.

GEV Wind Power has several exciting opportunities for projects across North America, Europe, and the UK. Visit our application page to express your interest or look at our technician area to learn more about what to expect as a technician at GEV Wind Power.

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