The wind energy sector offers significant opportunities for women. Over the next decade our wind energy capacity is set to expand significantly. There are different roles available at all stages of wind energy production – the development, construction and operation and maintenance of wind farms. There are also roles in associated professions, such as banking, communications and legal.
The energy sector has traditionally struggled to attract women, but a 2013 study found that the wind sector is more successful at attracting women than other parts of the power sector. However, the wind industry is committed to ensure all women interested in the sector are given the information they need to successfully build a career in it.
We hope this page will help women and girls become the next leaders in wind energy.
Explore RenewableUK's interactive Career Mapping tool, which provides detail on the type of jobs available, and the skills needed to work in the wind industry.
For more detailed information about this tool please click here
Faces of Wind Case Studies
Take a look at some of the roles women currently hold in the wind industry. From civil engineers to master mariners, and more, these are the jobs you could be doing in the future.
Search and apply for jobs right now in the wind industry with RenewableUK's JobFinder page:
Webinars and Events
International Women In Engineering Day - 23 June
A day which celebrates the achievements of women engineers around the world. This year sees the launch of the 'Top 50 Women in Engineering Under 35'.
For more information and for resources to participate, please see: www.inwed.org.uk
What's gender got to do with climate change? - London
Speakers include: Juliet Davenport, CEO, Good Energy
More details here.
All-Energy's Women's Speed Mentoring - Glasgow
Highlighting mentoring in the energy sector, with a particular focus on the development of females in the industry.
More details here.
We want to hold webinars on the most interesting and relevant topics to you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions for webinars, e.g. from certain professions.
There are a host of organisations in the UK designed to help women in energy. Here are some to get you started: