Surveys of the UK workforce have identified staff shortages, a lack of specialist personnel and sustainability qualms as “significant barriers” to achieving net-zero goals.
A new OWIC report has set out that the UK offshore wind sector is expected to have in excess of 100,000 workers by the end of the decade.
The UK’s Climate Change Committee published its report on the impacts of net zero on the workforce last week, but the energy sector is already acutely aware of the challenges the energy transition poses to its future prosperity.
For the Energy Voice team, and many others besides, May has been the month of conferences.
The skills supply and demand dilemma is once more at the forefront of a set of very big challenges facing the underwater industry.
Industry has to respond to Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) call for representations for additions to shortage occupation list
A shortage of skilled workers is already costing the UK dear as various industries try in vain to attract staff.
Employment experts ‘strongly suspect’ North Sea strikes will persist following ‘significant increase’ in disputes
An “expectation gap” between workers and employers mean offshore strikes - a feature of the North Sea of late - are likely to linger for some time.
Setting targets is one thing and meeting them is another. That is the underlying message on which the latest, highly sceptical report by the Committee on Climate Change is built.
Oil and gas companies in the north-east have been challenged to alter the narrative around the industry in order to dissuade talent from relocating.
The skills deficit in energy is a source of concern that has increased rapidly for employers. With global authorities cementing their commitment to reaching net zero targets by 2050 at the latest, the pressure is on for energy companies to deliver against substantial sustainability targets. But a dearth of trained resources has the potential to hinder this growth.
Hundreds of thousands of people will need to be recruited into the energy sector to reach the goal to cut emissions to net zero by 2050, a report for National Grid shows.
The oil and gas industry is “missing the boat” by overlooking military service leavers at a time when alarm bells about skills shortages are ringing loudly, a former army officer has said.
Investing in technology and boasting a wealth of highly competent inspectors and technicians, Bilfinger Salamis UK’s inspection department delivers quality services to clients across north-west Europe.
Global oilfield production-chemical company Champion Technologies is to launch a new training academy to address the skills shortage in the energy industry.
Oil and gas companies last night urged the UK Government to deliver them a Budget boost of tax reliefs - as they revealed the collapse of bank lending to smaller firms is threatening developments in the North Sea.