The East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) boasts one of the best skills bases in the UK, developed over more than 50 years of working with North Sea gas and now rapidly adapting to meet the similar demands of offshore wind development.
The EEEZ has generations of accumulated expertise with more than 10,000 expert workers currently in the field and there are a number of programmes in place led by training providers and colleges to support the growth of the sector. The Skills for Energy initiative is a unique partnership working to ensure enough people are attracted into the industry to secure future needs as the energy sector grows and diversifies.
“The Skills for Energy Partnership piloted in the East of England is a unique and successful example of how industry-led programmes at the local level, in cooperation with the public sector and education pioneers, can solve skills issues.”
President of the Royal Academy of Engineers
(former Chief Executive, BP)