In the UK, Power & Utilities companies are reinventing themselves in the face of immense changes in their business environment.
The Utilities sector is one of the most important to the UK economy. Combined, the gas, electricity and water industries are worth an estimated £33bn to the UK economy, and employ over 530,000 people (2% of the population).
Against a backdrop of rising skills shortages across all STEM disciplines, it is estimated that by 2016 there will be an additional 47,000 vacancies required across the power, water, gas, and waste management sectors, and potentially as many again across the wider supply chain.
This will be compounded by planned levels of private and public investment in new infrastructure and facilities. For example, over the next 20 years Government has committed £375bn of investment on energy, transport, communications and water projects, as part of the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP), published in December 2013. This includes £50bn of investment in 2015, including the £4.6bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project - the largest water infrastructure project ever.
At Huxley Engineering's Utilities division, we've been working with our clients in the Utilities sector for over 10 years helping them to respond to challenges like these and are already providing key talent to support the sectors need to meet its obligations for the short and long term.
Our expert teams, Researchers and Recruiters are specialists in a specific vertical market, and work hard to stay on top of the latest developments in the arena, developing a thorough understanding of our clients' specific technical, experiential, and cultural requirements.
Exclusively providing contractor and permanent recruitment expertise into transmission & distribution and manufacturing engineering (including construction and maintenance), we help our clients recruit across numerous disciplines including project managers, planners, cabling professionals, and surveyors.