The clean and green economic transition that is underway in the EU and across the globe has significant implications for employment in the energy sector. One of the most promising being the opportunity to reverse the decades-old trend of an aging workforce.
The levels of young engineers entering the sector stubbornly remain well below what it should be, with the result that the majority of the industry‘s workforce is now over 50, and how to attract the younger generation remains one of the biggest headaches for energy and utility companies globally.
Traditionally, the energy industry has suffered from an image problem. Within the vast careers market, it’s seen as an old fashioned and unexciting option. However, as the sector undergoes a low-carbon, more-sustainable transformation this could not be further from the truth.
With the rapidly growing renewable energy sector and the increasing consciousness and activism amongst the young around how human activities are influencing the climate, the industry has the perfect opportunity now to engage with Gen Z and demonstrate how a career in energy can be an impactful one, making a difference from an environmental, economic and societal aspect.
The energy industry needs to grasp this opportunity with both hands now.
To help support these efforts, Initiate is launching its Future Energy Leaders programme as an evolution of its previous Young Talent Programme. Join us!
Apply for the Future Energy Leaders Programme