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


The Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA

In this report, the impact of the Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA gets discussed.


2019 Collab Group London Colleges Prospectus

We have released our new Collab Group London Colleges prospectus with key information about our partnership.


Disruptive technology trends in further education

Capita Unit-e blog on disruptive technology in further education


Student at Blackpool and The Fylde College Awarded £5000 Peter Roberts Bursary

Congratulations to Andrew Sproston as the recipient of the award.


College Governance: Opportunities and Challenges

In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, this paper discusses the importance of good governance in the FE sector


Making apprenticeships work for all - policy

In this publication, we argue for the need of the right building blocks to make a great apprenticeship system.