Conference & Exhibition | 14 - 15 June 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00 | ExCeL London | #RUKGOW23

An Offshore Wind lesson at Global Offshore Wind 

This year we will be welcoming 120 KS4 children from local schools to ExCeL for a day of learning all about offshore wind! 

Our industry experts and speakers will educate and inspire future generations about what it's like to work in the industry and why it's so crucial in the fight against climate change! 


Welcome to your Global Offshore Wind Lesson 

Kerry Hayes, Chair of the RenewableUK Shadow Board

What is the climate and biodiversity crisis?


  • How can Offshore Wind help save the planet?
  • Find out more about exciting projects that the industry is working on to combat these challenges! For example, 3D printed reefs


Kerry Hayes, Chair of the RenewableUK Shadow Board

Oliver Morgan, Environments and Consents Specialist, Orsted


 How do you build an offshore wind farm?


Kerry Hayes, Chair of the RenewableUK Shadow Board

Julia Roope, RenewableUK Shadow Board


A Day in the life of ...


Building a wind farm takes lots of different jobs and people to make it happen. Step into their shoes and hear what day-to-day life is like working in offshore wind. We’ll hear from…


Helen Thomas, RenewableUK Shadow Board

James Filder, Offshore Wind Supply Chain & Investment, Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

Sakshi Sircar, RAS Project Engineer, Net Zero Technology Centre

Aiden Coyne, Renewable Energy Engineering Graduate, Siemens Gamesa

Amy Lovedge, Apprentice, Orsted

Jake Gregory, Apprentice, Orsted

Time for Lunch! Grab some food and sit down with our industry experts, apprentices, and leaders – find out more about the sector and their route into the offshore wind industry 

Preparing for the future!


  • What qualifications, A Levels, university degrees, apprenticeships, T Levels, do you need work in offshore wind?
  • Developing extracurricular skills and getting ready for the world of work
  • Introduction to the Unifrog app and how to use it


Scott Young, Head of Skills, Offshore Wind Industry Council

John Hillis, Employer Partnerships Manager, Unifrog

Tracy Eve, Strategic Hub Lead, Local London Careers Hub - East, Local London Strategic Partnership

Robert Howes, Lead Apprentice Specialist, Ørsted


Offshore Wind Quiz

Time to test your skills and what you've learnt during the lesson. With the chance to win the opportunity to win tickets to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum.



Global Offshore Wind Skills Sponsor




As the global leader in offshore wind and ranked one of the world’s most sustainable companies, Ørsted are committed to building and growing the pool of people with the skills to push the global green energy transition forward. We’re helping to build the global talent pool by tapping into different communities around the world.  Demand for renewable energy solutions continues to grow but if we’re to achieve our collective goals, we need more renewable energy talents who can help us turn these ambitions into reality. At Ørsted, that means helping to build an industry designed to help foster and nurture talent on a local and global level. We’re working to nurture people’s climate and renewable energy knowledge across disciplines. We want to contribute to promoting all those who aspire to continue the journey towards a world that runs entirely on green energy – as engineers, technicians, educators, policymakers, or anything in between.