September 2015

Utilities Industry Workforce Planning and Overseas Recruitment Guide for HR Managers

The utilities industry in the UK is struggling with a skills shortage at a time when the industry is on the up. Even with the government’s STEM initiative in schools, not enough students will be through the education system in time to meet the current shortfall. In addition to growing…

Struggling to find graduate engineers in the UK? Permits2Work have the Answer

Many businesses in the utilities and energy sector are having trouble finding the skills they need. EU Skills research states that the UK’s energy and utility workforce will need to increase by more than 200,000 people by 2023. The Royal Academy of Engineering agrees, publishing that “There is good econometric…

Bridge Your Engineering Skills Gap

Few sectors have skills shortages as acute as those in the utilities and energy sector. Some estimates, such as those by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, number the shortage at 1.35 million skilled engineering vacancies per year. Numbers like these can seem almost too large to understand, but…