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:
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.
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.