Industry challenges and opportunities
Falling costs, environmental and political support, evolving technologies – it’s a business in boom and Renewables account for almost half of new electricity capacity installed. Where oil-fired generation is the main source of power (e.g. on islands, off-grid and in some countries) you can expect a lower-cost, renewable solution to exist alongside.
The UK and Scandinavia remain the well-established European frontrunners, but in South Africa, South America and pockets of the Far East, Renewables are becoming a large and profitable part of the energy conversation.
How to fill the skills gap
Compared to other energy sectors, Renewables is in its infancy. Those with specialist, in-depth knowledge form a very small talent pool – it’s the pool we draw from exclusively for our clients.
It’s also an energy sector that benefits from the experience of candidates from more established markets. For example, offshore Oil & Gas experts have plenty to bring to offshore Renewables projects.
This is when our global, cross-sector experience comes into its own. We offer our clients the advantage of broader energy industry know-how that helps them move swiftly up the learning curve and stay competitive.
Meeting the location challenge
In the desert, out at sea, in some of the world’s most remote and inhospitable locations – Renewables come hand in hand with challenging environments. Timely, successful project delivery requires more than a work schedule.
Our tried-and-tested recruitment and support process gets candidates to the job and keeps them safe when they get there. A centralised project team based in one of our eight international offices, plus full contractor care give our clients peace of mind. From immigration and visa issues to payroll, accommodation and mobile phones, it’s covered.