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Lucy Ritchie of Energy & Utility Skills receives Special Recognition Award!

Lucy Ritchie has been recognised for her contribution to the ASCP Safety & Compliance Awards 2019.

Apprenticeship Levy – Energy and Utilities Report Success One Year On

Leading employers in the energy and utilities sector have welcomed the government’s continued commitment to apprenticeships on the first anniversary of the levy’s go-live date, 6 April 2017.*

Why women are better for business: The economic and environmental impact of gender balance in the workforce

As we recognise and celebrate achievements in addressing gender equality on #InternationalWomensDay #IWD20 today(8 Mar), Jan Ward CBE @EUSkills discusses the positive economic impact of the gender balance in the workforce and the critical role today’s young women, who will be our 2050 leaders, will play in delivering our Net Zero emission targets. The Energy & Utility sector is at the heart of the country’s commitment to a zero-carbon future, and it is the people we are recruiting now that will drive the change:

Leading energy & utilities CEOs launch "The Inclusion Commitment" to help promote #STEM skills

Adjust apprenticeship reforms to bring immediate benefits and policy success

Utility support for new Apprenticeship Regulator call for public funding and productivity

BEIS appoints Energy & Utility Skills to develop new competency framework for Hydrogen

@EUSkills has been appointed by @BEISgovuk to develop a “Competency Framework” solution as part of the Department’s hydrogen for heat £25m innovation programme, #Hy4Heat  Hy4Heat’s mission is to establish if it is technically possible, safe and convenient to replace natural gas (methane) with hydrogen in residential and commercial buildings and gas appliances.

Make the Apprenticeship system fit for purpose: Utilities demand more from Apprenticeship Levy

Six key actions to address skills challenges, boost UK productivity and meet the needs of a changing UK workforce In September 2019, the Secretary of State for Education in England, Gavin Williamson called Apprenticeships “one of the greatest successes of the government.” The key to achieving this has been employer leadership. Employer-led reforms have been introduced primarily through Apprenticeship Standards, End Point Assessment and the Apprenticeship Levy.

Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership support the Armed Forces Covenant to attract the Armed Forces Community workforce

Leading energy and utilities sector employers are collaborating to engage, attract and recruit ex-military personnel into the sector. Paving the way, organisations within the sector yesterday (25 Sept) signed individual Armed Forces Covenants and a wider pledge to increase the sector’s visibility to Ex Military Personnel.  

Collaboration to encourage investment in skills throughout the energy and utilities supply chain

Energy & Utility Skills collaborates with Achilles Utility Vendor Database to drive workforce resilience through the supply chain 

Service leaver is 1,000th apprentice to graduate through leading End-Point Assessment body

The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service (EUIAS), the leading provider of high-quality, end-point assessment, has passed its 1,000th learner on the new English apprenticeship standards. 

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Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

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