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Energy and Utility Skills partners with DWP over Carillion fallout

Energy & Utility Skills is working in partnership with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) to offer support to employees, contractors and apprentices potentially affected by the fallout from Carillion.

Energy and Utility Skills' Chief Operating Officer Kate Davies.Energy and Utility Skills' Chief Operating Officer Kate Davies.

The construction, facilities management and maintenance firm has gone into liquidation after declaring debts of over £1BN. Carillion employs 20,000 people in the UK and is involved in the training of apprentices.

Building on Energy & Utility Skills’ existing activity with the DWP, the organisation is committed to ensuring its members and their job roles are visible to those potentially affected by future redundancies. In the meantime, employers working across the gas, power, water or waste management industries will ensure live vacancies can be seen at Talent Source Network (TSN).

TSN is an online sector attraction platform that carries vacancies, including apprenticeships, from 20 leading employers in the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership. TSN demonstrates the benefits associated with collaborative working.

With efficiencies being delivered on sector visibility, campaign management and talent pipelining the Network aims to address the sectors needs and ambitions to engage, attract and retain high value talent. 

TSN is one of the leading initiatives identified in the Energy & Utilities Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy launched almost a year ago. The Skills Strategy highlights the way in which the energy and utilities sector can work in alignment with Government departments, policy makers and regulators, to address to ensure a skilled and sustainable workforce continues to deliver essential services throughout the UK. 

Kate Davies, Chief Operating Officer, Energy & Utility Skills, said: “We are pleased to announce that Energy & Utility Skills is working with the Department for Work & Pensions to support employees and apprentices affected by the sad news from Carillion.

“We are supporting the DWP and Carillion to share job and training opportunities with those that have been affected and have expressed an interest in a career in energy and utilities. 

“TSN will provide a key reference point as it highlights vacancies from 20 leading employers in the UK gas, water, waste management and power industries. This is very much in-keeping with our mission as part of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, to retain and attract skilled talent into the sector.

“Although this is a difficult time for many, we will continue to do all we can as a sector to reassure those facing uncertainty that there are long-term, sustainable and rewarding roles within energy and utilities that require the skills and abilities many affected by recent news will possess.”

Author: Robin Hackett, Deputy Editor, WWT and WET News
Topic: Contractors
Tags: construction

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