In some companies, up to 15% of the employees working offshore are ex-military, and there is a growing number of veterans in roles across the industry in onshore roles.  Many companies are committed to the Employer’s Recognition Scheme awards with a number working towards or having achieved Gold. Ask to talk to their Armed Forces Champion for advice. The offshore wind sector has committed to supporting military veterans into roles in the industry.


If considering offshore turbine technician roles, consider also looking for roles that build experience and knowledge either working on onshore turbines or onshore roles with companies supporting offshore wind operations.


Join groups such as Military in the Offshore Wind Sector on LinkedIn to build contacts, seek advice from people already in the type of roles that you might be interested and/or of similar military background. Other groups to consider include Vattenfall Military or networking groups such as Leavers’ Link.