Carrying out research into the waste management industry is a key focus for Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills), below you can find all the up-to-date research that has been completed.
If you're looking for something specific which isn't here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Rob Murphy, Head of Research, on 0845 077 7054.
Lead-authored by Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills), this report aims to provide authoritative Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) for the energy production and utilities sector to inform the strategic decision making of national Governments in the development of employment and skills policy. It is one of 15 UK Sector Skills Assessment (SSA) reports produced by Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) and the UKCES. This report uses a combination of national data sources and inputs from EU Skills, Cogent and Proskills SSCs to present a picture of the current skills challenges facing the sector.
This report, written by UKCES considers the current situation of the energy and utilities sector in the UK, the challenges it faces over the medium term and the implications for skills. The intention is to provide a summary of the extent to which the performance challenges faced by the sector can be addressed through skills development and thereby bring about growth and contribute to the recovery of the UK economy. The report does this by taking data from several national data sources.
Note: Although the above reports cover the "energy sector", they do use slightly different definitions in terms of the activities included within them; with the Sector Skills Assessment covering a slightly wider range of activities than the Sector Skills Insight report. Therefore, caution should be taken when comparing the data contained within the reports.
Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) has published an evaluation into Apprenticeships to understand the levels of satisfaction with current Apprenticeship frameworks, from both an employer and an Apprentice perspective.
Apprenticeships are a key method of recruitment and training in the energy and utility sector and it is critical that the Apprenticeship frameworks developed by EU Skills in conjunction with industry are the right fit for the sector.
The Apprenticeships Evaluation investigated into EU Skills' Power Industry, Gas Industry, Water Industry and Sustainable Resource Management Apprenticeship frameworks.
7 September 2012
The EU Skills Group is developing and rolling out a benchmarking tool for each industry which will be maintained on an on-going basis. We are aware that a number of other salary benchmarking tools are available; however, little information is publicly accessible specifically within the energy and utilities industries.
This project is the first of its kind to be undertaken by EU Skills and aims to close the knowledge gap by providing a resource for industry specific benchmarking across key skillsets.
It is open to all employers within the energy and utilities industries and will involve two key phases. Phase one will focus on salary and migrant labour uptake followed by a second phase involving skills benchmarking.
The key benefits of benchmarking in your industry are to:
We hope that you will feel that the potential benefits of the project are worth the (hopefully small) investment of your time in providing input.
Below is a leaflet and spread sheet, with instructions for completion. If you do not have access to the necessary data, please feel free to forward the project details to a more relevant person within your organisation.
Each participant will receive a bespoke report which benchmarks their company against their industry's average following the end of the project.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please get in touch with Rob Murphy, Head of Research on 0845 077 7054. The closing date for contributions is Tuesday 25 September 2012 and completed responses should be sent to email@example.com
Have your say - influence the development of skills and training for the waste industry in Scotland
18 January 2012
Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) has been commissioned by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to undertake a short review of the current and future skills required by the waste industry in Scotland.
As part of the current Zero Waste Scotland Business Plan (contributing to the development of a zero waste society in Scotland), it is recognised that there is a need to increase the capacity of the workforce to bring about the necessary change in the management of waste. Some skills required in the future will be different while others will need updating. This survey will help to identify these changes as well as propose a series of recommendations for the Zero Waste Skills Academy to ensure that the appropriate generic and sector specific skills are available within the sector.
Energy & Utility Skills Apprenticeships Evaluation - we need your views!
18 January 2012
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.
Our 2010 Sector Skills Assessment (SSA) reports are robust and authoritative examinations of the skills needs across the UK's gas, power, waste management and water industries. They draw upon evidence from a range of recognised data sources and is combined with our own intelligence gathered through our own research, including our Workforce Planning Model, and direct engagement with employers and stakeholders across the sector.
This report presents the findings of a detailed research study into the skills, training and qualification needs of the waste management industry in Wales