What We Do
We provide membership, assurance and skills solutions to help employers attract, develop and retain a sustainable, skilled workforce to ensure the seamless delivery of essential services to 65 million people each day and UK Industry.
Our UK-wide membership is comprised of the major infrastructure companies within water, power, gas and waste management and their top tiers of delivery partners. Our membership brings companies together to collectively identify and address the unique workforce renewal and skills challenges the sector faces, while engaging governments, regulators and other senior stakeholders to help them develop an informed and supportive policy and regulatory environment.
Our mission is to make excellence the standard through trusted partnerships. We do this by working together, being credible and making a positive difference.
The Energy & Utility Skills Group has been the driving force behind the creation of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership. In February 2017, in partnership with 28 Chief Executives from energy and utility-based employers, we launched the first-ever Energy & Utilities Workforce Renewal Strategy, which called for collective action to ensure that we have a sustainable skilled workforce now and in the future.
We are the provider of choice for employer solutions and registering and assessing competency standards within the energy, gas, waste management and water networks industries. We offer guidance as well as bespoke consultancy to our members.
To find out more about membership please contact 0845 077 99 22
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.