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Renewable energies are developing rapidly around the world. But faster than the industry’s skilled workforce, recruiters say. This is what he tells us GETAE, The Global Energy Talent Index, the first global survey to assess employment trends in renewable energy, oil, gas and nuclear energy. Green jobs are and will be healthy in the future.

The survey, sponsored by Energyjobline and Airswift, was conducted among more than 16,000 employees and hiring managers from interested industries in 156 different countries.

The results show that more than 8.1 million people work in the renewable energy sector globally, and the majority of respondents believe that Asia and China in particular will be a growth engine for the energy industry. renewable. green energy.

Compared to oil, gas and nuclear power, workers in the renewable energy sector are much younger: 31% of those questioned belong to the gang between 35 and 44 years old and 29% between 25 and 34 years old. However, many companies have problems: they believe that there are very few professionals in the field of renewable energy. A shortage that cannot be sustained in the future with the growing demand for clean energy.

“However, rather than being alarmed by these numbers, we should see it as an opportunity,” says Hannah Peet, CEO of Energyjobline. ‚ÄúCompanies detected this problem early on. But they must act quickly. Implement the solutions now, to avoid unnecessary problems in the long run. “

Renewable energy training programs are essential to have skilled workers in this sector.

The survey also found that in the renewable energy sector there are more women in senior positions than in any other sector of the energy industry. However, the gender balance, in this case, is still a long way off as they represent only 13%.

Another interesting piece of information we get National census of solar jobs 2016, which reveals that solar technology doubles that of coal, creating jobs.