Leading energy and utilities companies launch inclusion commitment

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The sector will need over 221,000 new recruits to fill its expected skills gap by 2027

CEOs from 32 of the UK’s energy and utilities employers have launched an inclusion commitment to attract more diverse and inclusive talent into the industry.

Women, people with disabilities, the BAME community and those under 24 -years-old have traditionally been under-represented in the sector compared to the national average.

The Energy & Utilities Skills partnership will now work collaboratively to attract, recruit and retain a more diverse talent.

Currently, 83% of the energy and utilities sector’s workforce are male, compared with 47% for all sectors nationally.

Employing around 566,000 people across the UK, the sector will need over 221,000 new recruits to fill its expected skills gap by 2027.

Veolia, FCC Environment and Amey are all signatories of the commitment.

Basil Scarsella, Chair of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership Council said: “The Inclusion Commitment is an opportunity for all of us in the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership to develop workforces that reflect the communities we all serve and tackle the challenge of increasing diversity head on.

“We are very keen to share best practice and drive change through proactive, transparent measures.”


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