Articles from Energy & Utility Skills

UK Government must prioritise energy and utilities skills if it is to meet ambitious net zero targets

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.

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.

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:

Adjust apprenticeship reforms to bring immediate benefits and policy success

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

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.

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