My advice for those looking for a career in the wind energy sector is to attend events you’re interested in, never turn down opportunities and speak with as many like-minded people as you can. You never know where those conversations may lead you!

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My job entails running a research programme into the cumulative environmental impacts of offshore wind. It brings together key stakeholders including government and industry to gather and share evidence, and then uses this enhanced evidence base to facilitate the growth of the offshore wind sector in a way that best protects and enhances the environment.

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I work with a whole range of people and organisations to make sure that we are targeting the right projects which will inform policy around where offshore wind farms might go in the future. I love my job because it mixes three things that I love and care about. Protecting the environment and marine biodiversity; tackling climate change; and working collaboratively with people.

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Mandy King
Programme Manager for the Offshore Wind Evidence and Change Programme, The Crown Estate (London)