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  • by Trevor Loveday

Energy & Utility Skills in tie up to boost youth employment in sector

Energy & Utility Skills has launched a partnership with Youth Employment UK to encourage more young people into the energy and utility sector. The tie up is seeking to address a “youth gap”in the sector with 19% of the workforce aged 55 or older and only 85% under 24 compared the national average of 12%.

Energy & Utility Skills said the partners will use their expertise to “support, promote and guide young people to roles or training provision in the sector or to get work-ready.”

Gas distribution firm Cadent, and utility service provider, Morrison Utility Services, are early adopters in supporting the partnership.

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