Jobs and Skills
Building environmental and economic sustainability
Acorn will bring a significant number of jobs to the communities where we work, in the short and long term, boosting economies while injecting economic benefits which will strengthen the UK economy.
With potential to be fully operational in the late 2020s, Acorn could create more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs as construction activity takes place; while around 300 long-term jobs would be involved in the ongoing operation of the projects.
Acorn will support the UK’s commitment to a just transition, giving opportunities for people to work in cleaner industries, while developing a truly world-class workforce with standard-setting expertise.
A key goal is enabling workers in industries currently producing large volumes of carbon emissions which reach the environment to use their existing skills while moving into new, cleaner jobs.
Acorn is also a supporter of the North East Scotland Green Freeport bid, which brings together the Port of Aberdeen, Peterhead Port Authority, Aberdeen International Airport, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council with industry, to drive the national ambition to transition the region – home to the oil and gas capital of Europe – to become the net zero capital of Europe.