Skills

Editor's picks

As part of our Keeping Us Connected series we profile an SSE Renewables engineer who is giving up his free time to 3D print face shields for frontline workers across the country.
News
A start-up incubator has been launched to harness the skills of furloughed workers in the energy sector for low-carbon projects. Spinning Reserve, which has been created by Rosa Stewart, the head of external affairs for SSE Energy – now part of Ovo Group, aims to tackle negative issues of unemployment and seize an opportunity to upskill fledgling net zero projects.
News
As part of our Keeping Us Connected series, we profile Wales & West Utilities gas engineer, Dan Brooks. He describes how interaction with the public – a core element of his role – has drastically changed as a result of coronavirus.
Opinion

Featured

Cyber-security and resilience are watchwords for every organisation, but how are utilities approaching the increasing threat and what do they consider the greatest risks of tomorrow? Industry experts gathered for a roundtable to discuss concerns and share best practice.
Analysis
A roundtable of HR directors hosted by Energy & Utility Skills found that utilities are in good shape when it comes to putting a proper value on people and skills – but there is much work ahead, says Nick Ellins.
Analysis
With a structured mentoring programme, utilities can enrich the working lives of employees and pass on hard-won experience to the next generation.
Opinion

Latest in Skills

The government has claimed that its commitment to investment in decarbonising the UK’s buildings is “unwavering” despite the recent cancellation of its £1.5 billion Green Homes Grant voucher flagship energy efficiency scheme.
News
In this case study, read how Burkert Fluid Control Systems has improved the accuracy and reliability of monitoring drinking water quality in a flexible, easy to maintain package which has also reduced costs.
Downloads
In Utility Week’s latest round-up of people moves across the sector, the Heat Trust gets a new managing director; a former Centrica director is to head up Energy UK’s Vulnerability Commitment and the first chair of the UK Infrastructure Bank is unveiled.
News
A heavyweight business commission has recommended the introduction of a National Deal on Net Zero Homes to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid Recovery Commission, which is made up of ten of the UK’s top business leaders, has also called for the creation of a Green Homes Bond and a commitment by the government to retrofit all social homes by 2030.
News
As part of our Countdown to COP series, Utility Week speaks to National Grid’s director of COP26, Duncan Burt. He discusses the need for leadership on both the strategies to get us to net zero and the behavioural changes that will be needed.
Interviews
SSE’s chief executive writes for Utility Week about the company’s new campaign, We Power Change, which aims to shine a light on the SSE employees at the heart of building a better world of energy for tomorrow.
Opinion
The absence of a programme to decarbonise the UKs private housing stock, opened up by the government’s abandonment of the Green Homes Grant scheme, threatens to undermine the energy efficiency sector’s contribution to cutting emissions, Kwasi Kwarteng has been warned.
News
Debt and collections leaders in utilities remain braced for the wave of debt and affordability woes they know will come with the end of government’s coronavirus support measures. Are they armed with the right products, resources and data to service the new scale and profile of customers in arrears?
Downloads
Close
Close

Request a call back