Infrastructure Skill’s Shortage

Infrastructure Skill’s Shortage

-2021 brings us all massive opportunities within the Power and Infrastructure sectors, with a UK wide commitment from the government to fund Rail, Highways, Power, Nuclear along with civils building and enhancement projects to boost the country back working post pandemic. These big infrastructure projects combined with HS2 are going to produce an unprecedented demand for skilled resource across the various infrastructure sectors for the next 5 years onwards.

To capitalise on these Infrastructure project opportunities  businesses and their supporting resource supply chains will have to think and act differently, within many of our sectors skilled workers will be in short supply by quarter 3 and 4 of 2021. We need to ensure that this anticipated growth in resource requirements does not result in the unintended consequences of a reduction in safety management and performance. Our businesses will succeed by encouraging and developing increased levels of commitment and ownership within our organisations at all levels, especially within our historic contractor workforce. Companies will need to invest and develop all their people at all levels and take responsibility for their workers health and well-being. For some the challenges of living through the pandemic will have left both financial and mental health issues, it’s up to employers to show how they can support and care for their workforce, loyalty is a two way street, the best resource suppliers will see the benefits of treating their workforce well, helping them to develop at a personal level and as part of a team.

We need to be able to attract new entrants into our industry sectors , showing at all levels how a career in our

2021 brings us all massive opportunities within the Power and Infrastructure sectors , with a UK wide commitment from the government to fund Rail , Highways , Power , Nuclear along with civils building and enhancement projects to boost the country back working post pandemic. These big infrastructure projects combined with HS2 are going to produce an unprecedented demand for skilled resource across the various infrastructure sectors for the next 5 years onwards.

To capitalise on these Infrastructure project opportunities  businesses and their supporting resource supply chains will have to think and act differently , within many of our sectors skilled workers will be in short supply by quarter 3 and 4 of 2021 .We need to ensure that this anticipated growth in resource requirements does not result in the unintended consequences of a reduction in safety management and performance  , our businesses will succeed by encouraging and developing increased levels of commitment and ownership within our organisations at all levels especially within our historic contractor workforces . Companies will need to invest and develop their all their people at all levels , take responsibility for their workers health and wellbeing , for some the challenges of living through the pandemic will have left both financial and mental health issues , it’s up to employers to show how they can support and care for their workforces , loyalty is a two way street , the best resource suppliers will see the benefits of treating their workforce well , helping them to develop at a personal level and as part of a team.

We need to be able to attract new entrants into our industry sectors , showing at all levels how a career in our Infrastructure delivery can be rewarding from both their personal career aspirations and financial aspect , if we take Rail for example many of this sectors leaders and key players started in this industry on the “ tools” so to speak and have progressed to take up major decision making fulfilling roles within many of our Tier 1 and 2 organisations , we have to share the success stories and show people that we are an exciting career path to both entry level , graduate and second career candidates.

Business will need to play a greater role in supporting our ex forces personal who are leaving their first careers supporting and protecting us all to take up new second careers in our industry , many of their skills are transferable and almost all that I have come across have logistic and leadership skills that are second to none .

Equality , Diversity and Inclusion will need to become a mainstay for all business if we are to meet these challenges , we all have apart to play in making our country a better place for everyone!

The impact of Brexit will also become a factor , traditionally we have relied on support from our East European partners within the Infrastructure sectors , as from January this will all change exasperating the potential skills shortage.

Power & Infrastructure Resourcing LTD intends to be at the forefront of all these initiatives and more , we have made a commitment to exploring every idea that will help us to develop , upskill and support our existing and growing workforces , to support our clients in meeting all their objectives and aims while delivering project safely.

Infrastructure delivery can be rewarding from both their personal career aspirations and financial aspect, if we take Rail for example many of this sectors leaders and key players started within the industry on the “ tools”, so to speak, and have progressed to take up major decision making fulfilling roles within many of our Tier 1 and 2 organisations. We have to share the success stories and show people that we are an exciting career path to entry level, graduate and second career candidates.

Businesses will need to play a greater role in supporting our ex forces personnel who are leaving their first careers supporting and protecting us all to take up new second careers in our industry. Many of their skills are transferable and almost all that I have come across have logistic and leadership skills that are second to none.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion will need to become a mainstay for all businesses if we are to meet these challenges, we all have a part to play in making our country a better place for everyone!

The impact of Brexit will also become a factor, traditionally we have relied on support from our East European partners within the Infrastructure sectors , as from January this will all change, exasperating the potential skills shortage.

Power & Infrastructure Resourcing LTD intends to be at the forefront of all these initiatives and more. We have made a commitment to exploring every idea that will help us to develop, upskill and support our existing and growing workforce, to support our clients in meeting all their objectives and aims while delivering projects safely.