Partnership launches strategy to boost skills and careers in water

The Institute of Water and Energy & Utility Skills have launched a new strategic partnership to promote competence, skills and career development for the whole water industry, from trainee through to senior leadership.
 The organisations said: "The skills strategy, for the water, gas, power and waste management industries, made the case clear for acting together now, to ensure a safe, competent and sustainable workforce." The collaboration, they said, puts into action key recommendations from what was the first-ever Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy, published in February.

Chief executive of Energy & Utility Skills and twice a former president of the Institute of Water, Nick Ellins, said: “This partnership aims to build sector resilience in the workforce, now and in the future. Improving our sector attraction and professional proficiency is incumbent on us all in water - policy makers, regulators, the regulated, delivery partners and the supply chain.