Skills shortages in four job roles and three key sector challenges have been identified in a new report from the Energy Systems Catapult. Funded by the Gatsby Foundation, the report found that the UK education system and wider sector is underprepared for the retrofit revolution, with the home retrofit market needing to decarbonise eight homes a minute for the next 29 years to meet net zero by 2050. This will require substantial growth and change in the supply chain, the report found. In the short term, skills gaps that need prioritising include roles in property assessment, advice and customer care, low carbon heating installation and technology integration.
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