Our industry needs to recruit 221,000
people by 2027 to ensure a sustainable and resilient workforce.
These new recruits will need more advanced technical skills
, as the UK moves towards a smart energy system.
A year ago, Cadent joined with 28 other leading organisations
in the energy and utilities sector to launch a skills strategy
. It sets out how we’ll rise to the challenge.
Here's some highlights from our contribution so far:
Recruiting every year 80 entry-level roles into our business (apprentices
, trainees and graduates
) and re-skilling 40 more experienced recruits too.
35,000 training days each year, to upskill and maintain a competent workforce.
Ofsted rated our advanced apprenticeship schemes OUTSTANDING; we also have City & Guild approved training centres.
Our ‘employability’ programme for people with special educational needs recorded 70% conversion into employment (the national average is 7%).
Working up plans to extend our education outreach in 2018/19 with a work experience programme that engages candidates from the Social Mobility Foundation
– Aspiring Professionals programme.
Exploring ways to engage with the Talent Source Network
and the Skills Accord
, programmes run by the Energy and Utility Skills
Interested in working for us? Take a look at our careers pages
for the opportunities we offer.