EU Skills Membership | Energy & Utility Skills


Membership brings employers together to identify and address skills challenges facing the sector. It also ensures governments across the four nations understand the unique workforce challenges of the energy and utilities sector.


Who Is Membership For?

Membership is open to organisations of all shapes and sizes operating within the energy and utilities sector. In particular, membership will benefit large asset owning organisations, large sector operators and tier one and two supply chain organisations.

What Our Members Value

In our most recent survey, our members told us that they valued the following membership benefits:

  • Opportunities to shape policy through engagement with relevant UK-wide government, regulators and authorities
  • Influencing UK approaches to the apprenticeship levy and apprenticeship standards
  • Contributing to workforce renewal strategies and promoting the value of the energy and utilities workforce to the UK
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities to share and promote best practice
  • Access to sector intelligence and skills research
  • Newsflashes, updates and monthly Sector Round-up communications
  • Access to discounted events, products and services

To view the full benefits of membership click on the categories below

1.1 | STRATEGY AND INDUSTRY NETWORK GROUPS:  Access to strategy and industry network groups that promote best practice and build collaboration to address sector skills needs.

1.2 | ENERGY & UTILITIES SKILLS PARTNERSHIP: Access, by invitation, to the employer led Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership.

1.3 | ADVISORY GROUPS:  Access to advisory groups set up in response to government reforms, e.g. the Apprenticeship & Technical Education Advisory Group, to maximise opportunities.

1.4 | MEMBER COMMS AND PLATFORM ACCESS: Targeted member communications that provide the latest relevant information on skills and sector developments, as well as access to the members area and member LinkedIn group.

2.1 | SECTOR SKILLS STRATEGY: Collaborative development and implementation of skills strategies to ensure the long-term sustainability of the sector (including the first Energy & Utilities Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy and subsequent 2020-25 Skills Strategy).

2.2 | POLICY & LEGISLATION: Inform the development of policy and legislation (work with governments, regulators, trade bodies), including consultation responses.

2.3 | UK SECTOR INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH: Access to UK wide sector intelligence and research interpretation across: education and skills, labour market intelligence, sector productivity, regulation and workforce resilience, focussed on gaining parity across the UK.

2.4 | SECTOR ATTRACTION AND PROFILE: Work in collaboration with key high-profile Skills Partners to deliver activities that showcase and position the energy and utilities sector as a career and partner of choice.

2.5 | APPRENTICESHIP STRATEGY: Provide a strategic sector voice for apprenticeships through consultation with strategic stakeholders.

3.1 | DEVOLVED NATIONS: Maintenance of National Occupational Standards (NOS), Qualifications and Frameworks to ensure they meet the future needs of employers.

3.2 | INDUSTRY SPECIFIC COMPETENCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS:  A rigorous approach in defining, developing, measuring and monitoring competence in the workplace e.g. GCS, CMS and Competent Operator.

3.3 | COLLABORATIVE CLUB PROJECTS: Development and launch of collaborative initiatives through club projects, that target key sector issues such as sector attraction, transferability of skills, and diversity and inclusion.

3.4 | EUSR – THE SECTOR REGISTER OF SKILLS AND TRAINING: reducing employment costs through removal of duplication of training, development of a more flexible workforce and supporting industry recruitment and re-skilling.

3.5 | APPRENTICE ASSESSMENT: High quality end point assessment services designed with the support of sector specialists for all specialisms whether niche or volume.

3.6 | SERVICE DISCOUNTS: Access to product/service and partner discounts for key services including a registrations discount.