Training for tomorrow: Bridging the hydrogen skills gap

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Amer Gaffer, with over two decades of experience in renewables, discusses the critical need for the UK to bridge the skills gap to fully leverage hydrogen as a sustainable energy source.

As the Director of the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre and Specialist Advisor to Hydrogen Safe, he emphasises that industry must take the lead in establishing the necessary infrastructure for training individuals to work safely and efficiently with hydrogen.

Without this investment in skill development, the UK risks being left behind as other nations advance in the global transition to hydrogen energy. Gaffer points out that while the ambition and strategies are in place for hydrogen, the lack of trained professionals hinders progress, making it imperative for industry and education to collaborate on a comprehensive skills matrix to meet future demands.

Read more: Can we Bridge the Hydrogen Skills Gap?