Energy and Utility Skills

Energy and Utility Skills is a membership organisation that brings together industry leaders to identify and address the skills challenges of the energy and utilities sector. It helps employers to attract, develop and maintain a sustainable, skilled workforce through their specialist services. Their UK-wide membership is comprised of the major infrastructure companies within power, gas, water and waste management. They also engage with governments, regulators and other senior stakeholders to develop a supportive policy for the system.

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What we are doing together

Energy & Utility Skills and the Collab Group work together on the production and communication of thought leadership papers on critical issues including, but not limited to, apprenticeship levy, technical education, Brexit and the Industrial Strategy. We have a collaborative relationship in which we promote each other’s work and attend, speak and exhibit at each other’s conferences and events.


Energy and Utility Skills focus on a number of areas to promote skills in the utility sector:


Sector Skills Research and Market Intelligence

Production of up-to-date, detailed analysis and advice on the state of skills and employment.


Energy & Utility Skills Register

The online register of individuals’ training and skills for the energy and utilities sector.


Strategic Workforce Planning

Programmes that generate intelligence that inform organisations of the impacts of internal and external factors on skills and labour acquisition.


Recruitment of Apprentices and Graduates

Enabling employers to successfully recruit new talent.

Latest News & Publications


a collab group position paper on the further education white paper

Find out more about the Collab Group position paper on the anticpated White Paper for further education colleges.


Further Education in 2020 a Prospectus for change

Collab Group has produced a series of policy recommendations that we think should inform the direction of future government spending within the further education sector.


Collab Group Statement on EDSK Further Consideration report

Collab Group Statement on EDSK Further Consideration report


Collab Group and the Skills Network are delighted to announce the two winners of the Peter Roberts Bursary Award 2020

The winners of the 2020 Peter Roberts Bursary have been announced.


Further Education in 2020: An Agenda for Change


Adult Education Budget and Devolution in England

Check out our latest paper on Adult Education Budget and Devolution in England