By Pamela Largue

86% of power workers would consider leaving for another energy industry in three years, according to the sixth annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI).

The energy employment trends report has found that power companies could lose out to renewable energy companies in what it labels as the ‘war for green energy jobs’.

The report by workforce solutions provider Airswift and Energy Jobline, a job site for the energy and engineering industries, found that renewables is the first choice for those looking to change jobs due to its role in the energy transition.

This article was originally published by our sister site Power Engineering International.

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Janette Marx, Chief Executive Officer at Airswift, says: “The convergence of renewables, power and technology around clean smart grids means that skills are increasingly transferrable between these three sectors.

“The cross-sector war for green energy talent means this is now an employee’s market and we found employees are increasingly empowered to pick employers based on personal values as well as promotion opportunities. Yet the role of clean power and smart grid innovations in decarbonising economies means the sector is perfectly poised to capture an innovative, belief-driven generation.”

Key report findings:

Image credit: GETI

Kathleen McAllister, Corporate Board Director and former CEO, Transocean Partners, LLC says: “Decarbonization and electrification of the economy represents an unprecedented technological challenge and this effort hinges on being able to keep and attract tech skills. Companies should embrace and promote sustainable innovation to attract green energy talent.”

Download the report.

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