In the wake of a report, commissioned by the low-carbon funding
organisation Shell Springboard, that the UK has an annual deficit
of 50,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) graduates,
the renewables sector is being urged to launch its own campaign
to bridge the skills gap.
David Hunt, Managing Partner of renewables recruitment specialist
Hyperion Executive Search and Chair of the Renewable Energy Association's
On-site Renewables Group, says: "There has, perhaps, been
a natural inclination for employers to look for ready-made candidates
they can pick off the shelf, rather than looking to develop their
own talent or promote the opportunities available to employees
in related industries to transfer their skills across to the
"Engineering and science, as well as cutting edge innovation
and technology, are the life blood of the renewables sector," says
Hunt. "It is up to those of us already committed to our
sector to do everything we can to ensure we are continually attracting
the best talent to an industry with so much to offer."
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