In our 40th year within the energy efficiency industry, we have made it our mission to raise awareness of the energy-saving work our industry delivers to help reduce carbon emissions and keep the nation warm. That’s why, we are continuing our college roadshow delivering presentations to students, as we believe we need to encourage the younger generation to work and grow within our thriving industry.
Skills gap within the energy efficiency industry
With an ambitious Government target to achieve net zero by 2050, millions struggling to afford to heat their homes due to the energy crisis, and a real need to combat climate change, the demand for energy-saving measures is rising at an incredible rate.
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.
According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Energy Minister Greg Hands, co-chaired the first meeting of the country’s first ever dedicated group for creating UK green job opportunities. This highlights, that government are stepping up a gear in efforts to come up with ways to bridge the green skills gap.
At Dyson Energy Services, we want to play our part in helping to bridge that skills gap by educating young people on the opportunities.
Educating students in the North East on the energy efficiency industry
We are delighted to have recently delivered a presentation to students at Tyne Metropolitan College who are taking Electrical, Engineering, Welding and Construction courses.
This forms part of our wider national campaign, which aims to engage and educate students in colleges across the country close to our local regional offices, on careers within our sector and raise the profile of the energy efficiency industry, which is key in contributing to a net zero future.
Sam Ogle, Deputy Head of Construction and Digital at Tyne Metropolitan College said, “It was wonderful to welcome Dyson Energy Services on campus to speak to our students about the different job roles within the energy sector and how this sector is evolving in the UK and around the world. With an ever-changing job market and developments in technologies we strive to ensure that our learners have all the key skills and experiences to be able to support their learning to be able to fill jobs within the UK for the now but also for the future.”
“We are looking forward to working with Dyson Energy Services and know that with their expanding knowledge and experience of the energy sector and future trends within green efficiency that this will benefit our students and give them the edge for employment.”
Ian Morrall, Managing Director at Dyson Energy Services, who presented to students on the career opportunities within the energy efficiency industry, said –
“We were delighted to visit Tyne Metropolitan College, especially considering our 40-year continuous presence within the north-east region. We believe it is vital that students engage with local employers as part of their course, so they can see for themselves the opportunities and careers available, moreover, to learn about an industry that they can be part of.”
“It has been a challenging time for colleges, as the Covid-19 pandemic has restricted the ability for students and employers to engage face-to-face on industry, enriching students experience. 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.”
“We look forward to engaging with more students at the college in the new academic year.”
Investing time in young people can make a difference to their lives
We are passionate about playing our part in giving young people the information they require to make an informed decision about their future careers.
We are confident that investing time and giving students an opportunity to engage, can make a real difference to their lives.
A career within the energy efficiency industry has lots of benefits:
- 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
Join Paul in playing a part in helping to lower people’s energy bills
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch.