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 workforce issues, such as pending loss of significant talent, rapidly ageing infrastructure and trends in energy technologies, utilities companies also face changes in consumer behaviour, regulations and delivery models that dramatically affect how they are structured.
All of these issues – and the emergence of new competitors – demand a dramatic rethinking of your utility workforce and of where you go to find the talent and skills you need.
Since the talent pool in the UK is drying up, how will your organisation adapt and where will you look?