The objectives of this survey are to identify the current 10 most wanted profiles in the offshore wind energy sector; and to enable companies that are currently recruiting people with these profiles to meet potential candidates at the 2013 EWEA Offshore Wind during the matchmaking sessions.

Taking part in the survey does not commit the participant to any recruitment services. Thank you in advance for your time and input.

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* 1. Where do you locate your firm in the wind energy value chain?

* 2. Since when are you active in the offshore wind energy industry?

* 3. What are the strengths of your company?

* 4. How many people are you employing?

* 5. What are, according to you, the main trends/evolutions that will influence the offshore wind energy industry in the coming 2 to 5 years?

* 6. Taking into account these expected changes, what would you consider as the key competencies critical to the success of your company and to the offshore wind energy industry today and for the coming 2 to 5 years?

* 7. How many new positions related to the offshore wind energy did you create during the past year? Could you please specify the number, type and if possible the required level of education and experience?

* 8. Did you come accross any difficulties finding suitable candidates?

* 9. What are the core competencies (positions, qualifications, skills,...) that are currently lacking and that restrain your development?

* 10. What occupations/jobs are the most difficult to fill with qualified workers (up to 3 answers)?

* 11. What are currently the biggest challenges impacting the recruitment and business activities in your company?

* 12. Do you anticipate new job openings within the offshore wind industry in 2014? If yes, which profiles, skills/competences are you particularly looking for?

* 13. In the context of the current skills shortage, from which sectors would you consider searching for competences and skills that could be transferable to the offshore wind sector?

* 14. Would you be interested in collaborating with the academic world on shaping education/training programmes?

* 15. Which type of professionals do you think you will need for your industry during the next 5 years? Please provide some examples if possible.

* 16. Matchmaking sessions are organized during the Careers Day. Would you like to participate?