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Future Skills

Future Skills looks at the current skills issues facing the energy industry, from shortages to good practice, as well as exploring the various solutions to skills problems.

2014 edition
The sixth edition of the Energy Institute's Future Skills supplement offers an insight into the widening set of services the EI is offering in the skills arena. A section on the importance of continuing professional development, and tips on how to make the most of it, is peppered with examples of how the EI can help with skills, training and recognition.

The supplement this year is introduced by Paul Golby CBE FEI, Chair of EngineeringUK and CEO of E.ON UK, offering his views on how inspiration is key to a successful career in energy. It looks at salaries and benefits in the sector, profiling the results of the recent Hays and EI 2014 Salary and Benefits Guide 2014, as well as five ways of attracting more people into a career in engineering and energy.

Elsewhere the supplement also covers academic and apprentice learning, and offers some thoughts from upcoming energy professionals. It also offers a list of EI-accredited learning institutions and skills providers.

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2013 edition
Future Skills 2013 marks the fifth edition of the EI's annual supplement on skills, and this year looks more than ever at the good practice that is taking place in the skills area, both within and outside of the EI.

Supplement Editor Marc Height interviews Chartered Energy Manager Jaz Rabadia MEI about her experience in getting Chartership and as a STEM ambassador, and in attracting the younger generation into energy; as well as the EI Knowledge Manager Gareth Parkes on the Energy Matrix system the EI is developing to spread energy knowledge.

The supplement profiles Heriot Watt University, features a piece from sponsors PwC on Higher Apprenticeships in the energy sector, and asks energy students about their courses and views on energy. It also takes a look further afield at the EI's expanding presence in the Middle East and Nigeria.

Finally, the centre pages of the supplement include a directory listing the university courses and company graduate schemes that have met the criteria for EI accreditation.

Future Skills 2013 is sponsored by PwC.

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2012 edition
Future Skills 2012, the fourth edition of the annual supplement on skills in the energy industry from the Energy Institute, takes a look at skills issues across the different sectors and disciplines in the energy industry.

This year’s edition sees the EI's Sarah Beacock FEI take a look at the provision of the very best advice on energy management for homeowners and industry, highlighting the EI’s solution for quality assurance here. It looks at the important skills practices employed across oil and gas organisations in the UK and further afield. Elsewhere the supplement examines the employment created by growth in the sustainable energy sector; it gauges the views of students and recent graduates about their courses and future careers; and it looks at the results of a recent survey on salaries and benefits in the energy sector.
The supplement can also be used as a gateway to more information for those looking to develop their careers in the energy sector, with information on the EI's services here. The centrepiece is our learning directory of organisations directly accredited by the EI or which provide EI-accredited courses – which can be used as part of the route to chartered status through the EI.

Future Skills 2012 is sponsored by PwC.

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2012 Supplement (members only)








2011 edition
Future Skills 2011, the third edition of the supplement, contains a learning directory to guide those looking for energy-related study to further their career.

Articles this year look at the government’s plans for the future of low carbon skills – Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State for Energy, gives an overview of current government initiatives in the low carbon area.

The supplement also looks at transferring skills from the oil and gas industry to new offshore renewables industries; post-Fukishima impacts on nuclear new build from Cogent, the sector skills council responsible for nuclear as well as downstream oil and gas; a focus on EI-accredited training providers; and a Q&A with EI student members on skills issues and the future of energy.

Finally, the supplement focuses on the work that the EI is doing to support the energy workforce now and in the future, as explained by the EI’s Professional Development Director, Sarah Beacock FEI.

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2011 Supplement (members only)








2010 edition
The 2010 edition investigates the growing demand for low carbon skills. The EI’s Professional Development Director, Sarah Beacock FEI, explains how the EI can help today’s energy professional prepare for the energy future. It looks at the EI’s response to the government’s low carbon skills consultation, and features two education centres that enable students to gain knowledge on low carbon energy practice – the CEREB centre at London South Bank University and the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.

It also features articles from the sector skills councils involved in energy, looks at investing in sustainable skills practices for the oil and gas industry, and investigates the issue of transferring knowledge from those leaving the industry to its new entrants.

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2009 edition
The 2009 edition includes articles on the various sector skills councils involved in energy, the results of a salary survey carried out by the EI and Hayes, case studies of professional development and work to improve the amount of students taking on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects at school and university. EI President James Smith FEI also demonstrates the value of skills and professionalism to the energy industry.

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2009 Supplement (members only)

The 2009 edition of Future Skills is sponsored by Shell 



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