This post is based on my article article that was first published in the Engineering UK 2009 Annual Report.
At that time I was Head of Research and Performance at Energy and Utility Skills, the Sector Skills Council for the utility sector.
The original article can be downloaded here.
UK Utility Industry
Utilities are often perceived as a Cinderella sector; taken for granted, but essential to the smooth running of the UK economy for enterprise and at home.
The utilities sector in the UK has come something of a full circle.
Originally established as a large number of small, private companies subsequent tranches of legislation allowed, and then required, these to merge in to nationalised utilities.
Now competition legislation is returning the industry to its roots of smaller regional companies.Continue reading “Skills Shortages In The Electricity Industry”