Membership Benefits

Membership benefits include an allocated point of contact that will help you address skills and workforce requirements. Other benefits include:

Organisational support

• Access to established industry network groups that promote best practice and build collaboration to address skills needs
• Participation in advisory groups that are being established in response to government reforms (Levy Advisory Group), to inform the sector, represent employers and influence policy development
• Delivery of strategic priorities (workforce planning update, Degree Apprenticeship launch, Trailblazer development, Virtual Academy Research, and SMART influence and positioning)
• Access to member area on and member LinkedIn group, monthly sector round-up and regular member exclusive communications, all of which provide the latest relevent information on skills and sector development

Strategic thought leadership & sector representation

• Development and implementation of skills strategies to ensure the long term sustainability of the sector (first Energy & Utilities Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy)
• A collaborative voice for the sector to influence policy reform and development (Apprenticeship Levy and Trailblazer Reform)
• A sector interpretation of government policy across the four nations (National Infrastructure Plan, Industrial Strategies, Select Committee inquiries, National Audit Office projects, Apprenticeship Levy and Reforms, Public Accounts Committee evidence, SMART Policy response, Scotland energy policy input, Welsh Government Levy funding, Sainsbury review of Vocational Education Reform)
• Up-to-date sector research (Migration Advisory Committee, Employer Skills Survey and Higher Education Statistics Agency)

A sector infrastructure for skills & talent

• Review and update of National Occupational Standards (NOS) across the four nations to ensure they meet the future needs of employers
• Maintenance and development of Industry Specific Qualifications based on NOS to ensure they remain in date and are fit for purpose in relation to legislation and regulation changes
• Creation of Apprenticeship Standards that are designed and focused on the jobs employers within the energy and utilities sector specifically need
• Development and launch of collaborative initiatives such as Talent Source Network (to attract and retain diverse talent, and create credible strategic partnerships) and Skills Accord (a commitment to embed the requirement for skills development within procurement practices)

Please get in touch if you are a member wishing to access any of these benefits.

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