Global Energy Talent Index reveals renewable talent hot spots by region

Published: 11 Jul 2017 By Grace Kimberley

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The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the largest energy employment report available to the various sectors within the energy industry has recently been separated by region, allowing energy companies across the globe to make educated recruitment changes and improve in-house practices.

The report, released by Energy Jobline and top workforce solutions provider: Airswift reveals the renewable industry’s ‘talent hot spots’ and where employers should be searching for talent when a vacancy is introduced.

According to GETI, the region upholding the most wind professionals was in fact Europe, with over 41% of renewable respondents selecting ‘wind’ as their working sector. This was a large majority compared with regions such as the Middle East and Africa, who only employed 9% of the renewable industry.

Hannah Peet, Managing Director at Energy Jobline says: “Europe clearly upholds a high number of wind professionals, which will be heavily influenced by the success of this industry in locations such as Germany and Scotland.”

 “Wind employers will want to bear this research in mind when looking to diversify into other regions, as local professionals are more available in these locations and local talent is of course much more cost efficient to hire.”

When looking more specifically at the UK, GETI reveals that 38% of Britain’s renewable professionals work in the wind industry. The UK was once an opportune country for residential solar, until the UK government placed heavy tax rules on those generating their own rooftop solar power- a heavy blow for solar installation companies.

The 2017 version of the GETI report shows that only 24% of the renewable industry in Europe work in a solar specific role, a result the UK may have had some influence on. However, the UK solar industry itself still supplies 38% of the renewable industry, making solar and wind the most common disciplines in this sector.

'Project Management’ represented the least amount of renewable professionals in each of the five regions, indicating a low representation of senior/management level talent across the globe.

Peet says: “This is a concerning result. The renewable industry is growing and more and more projects are being introduced in areas such as North America and the Middle East.”

“The employers recruiting for these projects will want to have as large a talent pool as possible to ensure these new projects can be led successfully. This could indicate that the industry needs to be introducing more management programs and training to ensure the sector’s current professionals can progress into more senior positions.”

The GETI report also covers the oil and gas, power, petrochemicals and nuclear industries. To download your copy of the report (free of charge) today, please click here.

 

What renewables sector do you work in? (Professionals)

         
 

Europe

Middle East

North America

Africa

UK

Wind

41

9

20

9

38

Solar

24

25

48

38

22

Sustainability

9

13

10

8

8

Biomass

7

1

4

3

10

Environmental

6

27

7

23

7

Energy From Waste

4

5

2

3

6

Hydro

2

7

1

2

2

Anaerobic Digestion

2

2

1

6

3

Marine

2

1

2

3

2

Waste/Recycling

2

9

5

5

2

Project Management

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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