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06 Jun 2018

Are you young and working in utilities? Have your say on the industry’s future at EUW!

Kevin O´Donovan

Your dream job, or a bore? Love Mondays, or rather be working for Google? We want to hear what millennials really think about careers in the utility industry.

For the past few years, many of us ‘experienced’ folks from the industry have been discussing and debating the question of new talent entering the utility industry. We understand the need to retain the skills and knowledge of today’s workforce, but we also see how important it is to attract and develop new talents who can help the industry in its transformation. 

But we need to do more. Some time ago a young person made a comment to me along the lines of: “It was interesting to hear you old guys debating among yourselves how the next generation of workers are going to save the industry, while we (the next generation) sat in front of you. It was as if we didn´t exist. No one asked for our opinion. It was a bit surreal…”

So as a brand ambassador for European Utility Week (and a general industry advocate), it’s my duty to encourage change. I’ve been working with my friends at EUW to add a session to this year's Initiate! Programme titled: “The future of work – A millennial’s point of view”. 

The chairperson, the majority of the speakers and panellists will all be millennials and maybe even someone representing Gen Z. The idea is to hear directly from today’s generation. What attracted you to this industry? What motivates you day-to-day? Where do you see this industry going? And what needs to happen for you to continue to develop your career in the industry?

Why not join us? We´re looking for ‘volunteers’, so if you see yourself as a millennial or member of Generation Z and wish to contribute to the development and delivery of this session, please do get in touch and register here.  It’s time for you to set the agenda, not us.

  • "If you see yourself as a millennial or a member of Generation Z and wish to contribute to the development and delivery of this session at EUW, please get in touch!"
    Kevin O'Donovan
    Technology Evangelist

 

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