We were delighted to be invited for a second time, to be guest speakers at Tyne Metropolitan College. Ian Morrall, Managing Director at Dyson Energy Services, delivered presentations to Engineering and Construction students in one of the college’s lecture theatres. This forms part of our commitment to raise awareness of the energy-saving work our industry delivers and educate students on the scale of the green career opportunities within it.
The energy efficiency industry
The energy efficiency industry was created to combat climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, tackle fuel poverty and support householders in reducing their energy bills.
In response to the climate change crisis, the UK Government released their Net Zero Strategy, which set out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy, to meet the net zero target by 2050.
Decarbonising residential buildings is key to achieving net zero and building a sustainable environment for future generations. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) advise that residential buildings contribute to up to 23% of the greenhouse gas emissions. This highlights the importance of improving the fabric efficiency and changing the way we heat our homes.
Furthermore, National Energy Action estimate that there are currently 8.8 million households in fuel poverty which is predicted to rise to over 10 million in January, when the energy price cap is due to increase again.
As a national installer of energy efficiency measures, we alongside our colleagues across our industry, are instrumental not only in supporting the government achieve its net zero aspirations and targets, but also giving households a longer-term solution to their soaring energy bills.
With the current economic crisis, a spotlight has been shone on the task we have as a nation, to insulate inefficient leaky homes, to change the way we heat our homes, so we are less reliant on fossil fuels and ultimately improve their energy efficiency performance.
Skills gap and labour shortage within the energy efficiency industry
To meet this demand and to achieve government targets, the industry need the right people with the right skillsets. It is well known that there is a skills gap and a labour shortage, and together we need to look at ways we can overcome these challenges.
At Dyson Energy Services, we want to play our part in helping to bridge that skills gap by educating young people on the opportunities. That’s why we were delighted to be given the opportunity to present to students at Tyne Metropolitan College.
By engaging with students, we have also been able to gain valuable insight. Many students were unaware of what the energy efficiency industry is, the work we deliver and the career opportunities within it. Which makes it even more important, to encourage students to relate the skills they are learning on their courses with the skills required for green jobs within our field. There are career opportunities across the broad mix of energy-saving measures, including Solar PV Roof Installers, Electricians, Cavity Wall Technicians and many more.
Our Managing Director inspiring students
Ian Morrall, Managing Director at Dyson Energy Services, presented to students on what the energy efficiency industry is, the energy efficiency landscape and talked about his own personal career journey over 42 years.
Gemma Fawcett, Work Placement Officer at Tyne Metropolitan College said, “I had the pleasure of meeting with Ian Morrall, Managing Director of Dyson Energy Services. Ian presented to our Engineering and Construction students here at Tyne Metropolitan College giving an amazing insight into the energy efficiency industry, and the opportunities available within. It was wonderful to meet and we are privileged they went to such effort travelling many miles to be guest speakers for us. Our students gained some invaluable information which I’m sure they will take with them on their journey to become work ready. Thank you Dyson Energy Services.”
Ian Morrall, Managing Director at Dyson Energy Services, who presented to students on the career opportunities within the energy efficiency industry, said –
A career within the energy efficiency industry has lots of benefits:
“We were delighted to be invited as guest speakers again at Tyne Metropolitan College and to be given the platform to educate students on the green career opportunities with the energy efficiency industry. It was a great opportunity for us to engage with students living in communities not too far away from our regional office in Washington.”
“It is important that businesses like us invest the time to prepare students for the world of work, educate on industry and help build confidence in students to empower them to make good career choices.”
“Thank you to Gemma and the team for organising the presentation and we look forward to continuing to support the college with educating students on our industry.”
- Industry backed by government legislation
- Great career prospects
- High levels of earnings
- ‘Green jobs’ – playing a part in achieving net zero for future generations
- Educational – with a view to reducing your own carbon footprint
We would love to hear from you
If you are working within a college and would like to discuss opportunities for Dyson Energy Services to present to your students, please email us at email@example.com and a member of the team will be in touch.