Report finds mixed views on importance of women in closing looming 'talent emergency'

The new edition of the world’s largest energy recruitment and employment trends report – the Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) - has found that most sectors are worried about a talent emergency due to a looming skills shortage.

The report, supported by the EI, was put together by Airswift, the global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors and Energy Jobline, the world’s leading jobsite for the energy and engineering industries.

It highlights in particular the severe shortage of women working in the energy industry, with women accounting for no more than 14% of the workforce in any sector. To curb the skills crisis the report recommends bringing more women into the energy sector, but only around a tenth of male respondents said that hiring more female professionals would be a viable way to close the skills gap, compared to over half of the women surveyed.

The sector least concerned about managing the skills gap was the renewables sector which found 78% would enter the sector if beginning their careers now with 85% of those aged 25 and under expressing their enthusiasm.

The report can be downloaded from

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