Energy professionals and the world s energy future
New ISBN 9780852935224
Date Published: July 2008
Published by: Energy Institute
The results of the survey, which canvassed over 2,000 workers across all sectors of the energy industry, reveal that energy professionals are highly motivated individuals, who believe that they make a significant contribution to society by working in the industry. They are conscious of the many challenges the energy industry faces now and in the future.
Respondents include both employed and self-employed individuals, holding a wide selection of Charted titles and living and working in 80 different countries. They come from all stages of the supply chain from exploration and production through to the demand side of the industry.
Topics covered by the survey include employment activities (business activity, forms of energy, experience and job satisfaction), learning and development (formal education, training and professional development and mentoring) and the perceptions of the industry (reasons for working in the energy sector, the industry in society and the future of the energy industry). The report includes the background and methodology for the survey.
Sarah Beacock FEI, Professional Affairs Director, Energy Institute: "The survey provides a fascinating insight into energy professionals' perception of their industry and the role they play within it" A particularly telling outcome is the positive response from employees to give back to the sector through a mentoring scheme set up by the EI to promote transfer of expertise from the experienced workers to the new recruits. This is especially critical considering the ageing of the energy workforce and the skills shortages that this will cause in the future".