Apprenticeships are a key method of recruitment and training in the energy and utility sector. They support the sector in addressing key issues including an ageing workforce and a skills deficit in craft and technical roles.
A skilled workforce is vital for meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive global economy.
It is therefore critical that Energy & Utility Skills' Apprenticeships are the right fit for the sector and that we engage with employers to ensure that we are offering the appropriate tools and support.
As part of this engagement, EU Skills is evaluating the effectiveness of our Apprenticeship frameworks, measuring their success in helping employers meet their workforce and skills needs.
Feeding into the development of EU Skills' Apprenticeship Strategy, the evaluation will identify and explore opportunities to improve processes, increase take-up and develop new frameworks or pathways. It will also gather evidence to help EU Skills influence external Apprenticeship policy.
The results will feed into the development of EU Skills' Talent Bank initiative. Talent Bank aims to fulfil the latent skills demands of our industries through new training solutions and the delivery of an increased supply of skilled people into jobs.
Apprenticeships play a fundamental role in this endeavour, and the evaluation will play a key part in ensuring that the Apprenticeship frameworks are fit for purpose.
Whether you make strategic decisions about Apprenticeships, work directly with Apprentices, or are an Apprentice yourself, your feedback is essential.
We are seeking your thoughts and expertise on the following Apprenticeships:
Please answer the survey following the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9YBGQVM. It should take no more than 15 minutes, although this does depend on how much you wish to feed back to us!
Please also circulate the survey link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9YBGQVM to Apprentices, and any others involved in the Apprenticeship programme. Alternatively you can download the below document which details information about the survey.
Thank you for lending your support and time to this essential piece of research.