Future Skill Needs in Czech Energy Industry

Contact person: Ing. Věra Czesaná CSc.

The study analyses future skill needs in production and distribution of electricity, gas and heating in the Czech Republic in 2007–2016 period. It also addresses expected situation on labour markets in related sectors (particularly mining and manufacturing of fuels, mechanical engineering or services related to energy consultancy, projecting and design).

The study analyses current state of human resources within the sector as well as major expected drivers (new technologies, changes in energy mix, outsourcing in energy sector etc.) influencing demand for and supply of workforce in next years.

Aging of employees and decreasing interest of young people to work within the sector is the main identified problem. Quantitative estimate of possible retirements and inflows of graduates (for main educational groups) in production and distribution of energy is an important part of the analysis.