Growth in the hydrogen economy will lead us to exciting new employment opportunities across a wide variety of industries. These represent the jobs of the future and, in many ways, are the next exciting leap in hyper-skilled workforce, combining tech, big data, business, and precision engineering.
Many of these future jobs are still to be defined, but many others will be underpinned by the skills we already have – the hydrogen value chains touch upon many different types of technologies and manufacturing sectors.
Hydrogen UK will soon begin undertaking new strategic research into the hydrogen economy and the types of skills required for the UK to become a genuine world leader in hydrogen. There is a critical need for industry and government to share a joined-up approach to filling the skills gap and making strategic decisions for the future of our economy. Connecting learning institutions, vocational education, research groups and technical bodies will be essential to maximising the opportunities and benefits that a hydrogen economy could bring to the UK.