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It has been revealed in an industry body report that skill shortages could stall jobs growth in the UK’s wind and marine power industry. (more…)
George Osborne’s budget brought some welcome news for the rail industry. The Chancellor announced that the government could now afford to invest an additional £200 million in the UK’s regional railways.
The £85 million Ordsall Chord scheme, which links the two Manchester mainline stations of Piccadilly and Victoria, will now go ahead. This will reduce considerably the journey times between Leeds and Liverpool. (more…)
If the UK is going to successfully reduce its carbon emission targets, something has to be done to overcome the current skills shortages.
In the dim and distant past, the UK made prolific use of child labour to do the jobs no-one else wanted to do. Luckily, that system has long since been outlawed. We also had apprenticeship schemes, which were an excellent way of providing young men with the skills necessary to carry out a trade. (more…)
Despite forecasts of thousands of jobs being created in clean energy projects – particularly in the £50 billion offshore wind development programme in the UK – universities are reporting low numbers of students on relevant courses at the moment. And, the industry is having difficulty getting the message out to school leavers and to undergraduates that the prospects are so good in renewable energy. Engineering just doesn’t seem to rank highly with prospective college students.