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Editor: David Keighley
9th April 2015

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 renewables sector.

"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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