100 redundant oil and gas workers (including Bryan and Carl) get new jobs in offshore wind

Pictured here are former oil and gas workers Carl Hills and Bryan Marshall, who were made redundant last year.

Happily, they have now secured new jobs – two of 100 new wind turbine technicians – helping to assemble the 56 x 6MW German-built turbines for the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm at a pre-assembly yard in Great Yarmouth.

Former RAF engineer Marshall, 36, was a mechanical hydraulic engineer. Made redundant in 2015, he moved into a lower level offshore job for a year before facing redundancy again.

He said: “The wind industry can use a lot of the skills I already have. I can do mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and working at height. I’m enjoying the training and looking forward to starting work.”

Hills, 46, added: “Some of my skills from oil and gas have been transferable. I am a mechanic by trade, I have worked on oil rigs so working at height isn’t an issue. I am used to working abroad for long periods.”


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