The report presents analysis on the projected future demand for people and skills needed to deliver the infrastructure projects planned for the UK. For example, it notes that “with the growth in infrastructure investment, the pipeline creates a demand for over 250,000 construction and over 150,000 engineering construction workers by 2020, driving a need to recruit and train nearly 100,000 additional workers by the end of the decade.”
With regard to energy, the report states that “expenditure on energy generation projects shows an increasing spend towards the end of the decade, rising to around £13 billion per annum. Total projected expenditure from 2015/16 to 2020/21 is forecast at £61 billion which result in the demand for skilled workers to rise by around 50 per cent to approximately 79,400 by the end of the decade.”
There are no specific references to energy efficiency other than in the context of smart meter roll-out.
Source: HMT, National Infrastructure Plan for Skills