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ETB 1 st Joint Business & industry and Education & Skills panels meeting 21 st April 09 Skills Agenda – Supply, Demand & Diversity Sue Guest Energy & Utility.

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1 ETB 1 st Joint Business & industry and Education & Skills panels meeting 21 st April 09 Skills Agenda – Supply, Demand & Diversity Sue Guest Energy & Utility Skills

2 Demographics – everybodys problem WW 1 WW 2 60s Baby Boom 80s Baby Boom Between 2021 and 2031 some 50,000 Men and 78,000 Women will reach 55 years of age

3 STEM enrolments at UK universities STEM qualifiers from UK universities Source: Energy & Utility Skills Workforce & Qualifications Forecasts, June 08, Oxford Economics STEM Enrolments and Qualifiers

4 STEM and non-STEM enrolments at UK universities (Base 1997=100) STEM and non-STEM qualifiers from UK universities (Base 1997=100) Source: Energy & Utility Skills Workforce & Qualifications Forecasts, June 08, Oxford Economics STEM vs. Non-STEM enrolments / qualifiers

5 Trends in students on electrical / electronic engineering courses YEARTotal Grads in HE on Electrical/E lectronic C ourses FT Undergrads FT Postgrads PT Undergrads PT Postgrads % Female% Foreign 2000/0133,56021,1204,1904,8403,4059.8%27.5% 2001/0233,54522,9954,5104,7003, %28% 2002/0337,44023,6355,9554,3903,4659.8%32.2% 2003/0435,65021,0656,4554,4953, %36.8% 2004/0534,59019,5656,6454,7403,6359.5%39.3% 2005/0632,79518,3156,2354,6653,5759.4%36.3% 2006/0732,34517,6406,6754,5403,4909.2%40.3% 2007/0830,34017,6056,7204,2701,7459.4%39.7% HESA data

6 STEM qualifiers from UK universities (supply forecasts) Source: Energy & Utility Skills Workforce & Qualifications Forecasts, June 08, Oxford Economics Y Axis: student numbers in 000s

7 Chartered Engineer Age Profile From the ETB guide to Labour Supply 2006 Report.

8 Engineering Apprenticeships Apprenticeship framework Number of starts in yearNumber of completers in year 05/0606/0707/0805/0606/0707/ – Electricity Industry – Electrotechnical 5,8006,500 3,2003,1003, – Engineering 11,50011,60013,9008,1007,2007, – Engineering Construction – Engineering Technology – Gas Industry – Gas Network Operations – Plumbing 4,4005,3005,5002,1002,9003, – Water Industry Total22,90024,50027,60014,100 14,00015,300 Source LSC

9 Skills Issues for the Power Sector Ageing workforce Poor sector Image Limited long term resource planning Reducing recruitment pool Sector growth (infrastructure replacement and new build) Rapid technology changes in a global market Limited training capacity & availability of educators

10 Even more aging workforce Source: census data 2001

11 Transmission workers – skills required to 2012

12 Supply and demand for engineers in the electricity generation industry 2007 to 2013

13 PSSSG Research: Public Perceptions of Careers in the Electricity Sector, April 2008 Low awareness of electricity industry How well informed do you feel, if at all, about the work of the electricity industry? 1 Nothing at all 10 Detailed understanding 4 48% of respondents answered 1 - 4

14 28% of respondents felt knowledgeable about the industry, particularly: –Men (33% ) –Over 55s (32%) –AB and C2 Social Grades (32% and 37%) –Those living in North of England (32%) However – workshop findings suggest that self perceptions are not always borne out in reality –Seems to be confidence in the extent to which feel informed PSSSG Research: Public Perceptions of Careers in the Electricity Sector, April 2008

15 Generally unfamiliar with work conducted within the electricity industry - only 19% of survey respondents able to highlight roles Within workshop – 7 career types emerged Understanding of work undertaken by industry The Sparky The Boiler Suited Meter Reader The Eccentric Scientist The Grey Executive The Salesman The High Risk Engineer The Contact Centre Girl

16 Arts related Fun Thinking Flexible Poor pay Blue collar Creative Boring Image of Working in the Electricity Industry Routine

17 Power Sector Skills Strategy –National Skills Academy for Power – increased training capacity, capability and competence –Extensive, long term & robust data – EUS Workforce Planning Model –Sector Attractiveness Strategy incl sector brand –Standards & qualifications frameworks up-to-date & fit for purpose –Clarity on career routes & structures –Standardising skills activities where appropriate –Influencing key stakeholders eg Ofgem –Significant increased investment from employers

18 Thank you Sue Guest Energy & Utility Skills Mob:


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