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Energy and utility firms team up to tackle skills gap

Energy and utility firms team up to tackle skills gap

15th February 2017

As part of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, which is owned and led by employers across the energy and utilities sector, a total of 27 energy, water and utility companies have come together to help address the skills gap in the sector. The strategy has been created to ensure the UK’s vital energy and utilities sector retains a safe, skilled, resilient and sustainable workforce.

It aims to engage the whole industry in tackling the issues and working with central and devolved government, regulators and key interest groups to build initiatives that can address the skills challenge. Immediate action includes a commitment to a new 12-month Talent Source Network pilot programme that seeks to encourage people into industry careers and develop a future sector talent pool. Around 20 per cent of the sector’s workforce is expected to retire within 10 years, requiring 221,000 new recruits to be secured during the same period.

Read more - Energy and Utilities Skills Partnership

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