Carol Sinclair, Net Zero Project Manager, said: “The framework will identify and look to address training gaps and empower current and future talent in this rapidly growing field.
“We need the insights from company leaders who are involved in all aspects of the hydrogen economy and technology, including production, storage, distribution and usage.
“This would help us to build a comprehensive skills framework for the entire hydrogen value chain, positioning the UK at the forefront of this transformative industry.
“We would particularly welcome those with experience in crucial technologies such as electrolysers and compressors, hydrogen transport, storage logistics and hydrogen fuel systems.”
The ECITB is feeding in the work undertaken to date with employers on Hydrogen Skills Mapping alongside Labour Market Intelligence and linking with engineering construction employers.
Carol added: “Now is the time for employers to get involved. We can only fill these potential skills and workforce gaps by collaborating across the value chain. It is essential we engage our industry experts in this work.
“The ultimate goal is to have measurable impact by providing leadership on workforce and skills issues, ensuring that the hydrogen economy can count on a well-trained, competent and well-prepared workforce as it moves into the future.
“Through collaboration, we can ensure the UK has the right skills at the right time and place to maximise the opportunities that hydrogen brings.”
For further information on how you can shape the future of hydrogen skills please contact Carol Sinclair, Project Manager for Net Zero at the ECITB.