Chief Executive Phil Beach urges the Government to align its immediate skills priorities to the delivery of its ambitious targets for net zero and the climate emergency
In response to the publication of the Skills for Jobs White Paper, Phil Beach, Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills, said:
Energy and Utility Skills (@EUSkills) launches Workforce Renewal & Skills Strategy 2020 – 2025
The energy and utilities sector will play a crucial role in delivering Government’s net zero targets. However, the sector is facing immediate skills challenges and will require 277,000 skilled people by 2030. The Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership needs a clear Government commitment to support the development of new skills in the sector that will underwrite the delivery of the recently announced 10-point plan.
@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.
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: