Clean Energy Careers Hub now live

Wind farm workers pictured (Clean Energy Careers Hub)
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The Clean Energy Council has launched the Clean Energy Careers Hub, which is now live and supporting the continued growth of quality jobs in the clean energy industry.

The Clean Energy Careers Hub offers a unique destination for the industry to list jobs that are purely focused on clean energy and the supporting jobs required as part of the clean energy transition now and into the future.

“A career in clean energy is a job that you can be proud of,” Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton said.

“The Clean Energy Careers Hub will help industry promote the wide range of jobs available across the sector and play a vital role in encouraging more people to join our burgeoning ranks.” 

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Construction and installation jobs currently dominate the renewable energy labour market, comprising 80 per cent of current jobs. However, as the industry grows in scale as many as half the jobs could be in operation and maintenance by 2035, especially in the wind sector, which means they are essentially permanent roles.

There are around 30,000 jobs in delivering the renewable energy projects already committed across Australia and a further 50,000 in the pipeline to deliver the projects with planning approvals. Additionally, a recent Clean Energy Council survey revealed a majority of employers in the sector expect to increase their workforce over the next 12 months, owing to a large number of shovel-ready projects.

“The clean energy industry can be a powerful catalyst for strengthening the mostly rural and regional communities where these projects are based, providing quality, ongoing job opportunities, boosting local manufacturing sectors and, in turn, supporting the local economy,” Thornton said. 

“As we look beyond the impacts of COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn, the clean energy industry can be a source or hope and optimism, delivering the low emissions future the industry and the general public wants to see.”