Powered On

Unplugging the Skills Gap: The UK’s Bumpy Ride to Net Zero

October 19, 2023 Electrical Review Season 3 Episode 3
Powered On
Unplugging the Skills Gap: The UK’s Bumpy Ride to Net Zero
Show Notes

The latest episode of the Powered On Podcast tackles a potent issue that's been buzzing through the circuits of the UK's electrical industry: a palpable skills shortage. 

This episode delves into how this gap could jolt the UK’s aspirations towards a net zero future, a topic hotter than a live wire in today's climate discourse.

The conversation sparks off with a glimpse into the gravity of the skills shortage, tossing some stark figures into the mix that highlight the need for a fresh wave of skilled hands in the electrical and engineering sectors. It’s not just a static issue; it's dynamic and evolving with the UK’s ambitious renewable energy targets.

Brexit, the ageing workforce, and the ramifications on achieving net zero – it’s all laid out in a candid discussion that navigates through the intricate web of challenges and opportunities lying ahead.

The dialogue doesn’t just stop at identifying the problems but ventures into the realm of solutions, with a spotlight on education, industry engagement, and fostering the next-generation of electrical whizz-kids.

The quest for net zero is a collective endeavour, and this episode charges up the discussion around what it’s going to take to bridge the skills gap and keep the UK on track towards a greener tomorrow.

The Powered On Podcast weaves a narrative that’s both enlightening and engaging, making it a must-listen for anyone plugged into the UK’s net zero ambitions or the electrical industry. So, tune in, power up your understanding, and get sparked up for a journey into the core of the UK's green-tech future.

Plus, don’t forget to check out CPDWeek.co.uk to learn more about Electrical Review’s own initiatives to improve the ongoing skills gap. And join us next week on Powered On as we welcome Andrew Eldred, Director of Workforce and Public Affairs at the Electrical Contractors Association, as a special guest.