Gas in­dus­try will need to at­tract work­ers

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THE gas in­dus­try needs an im­age makeover to en­sure it can cover an in­creas­ing num­ber of re­tire­ments and short­fall of skills.

Re­search from the In­ter­na­tional Gas Union finds the in­dus­try is viewed as a less at­trac­tive ca­reer op­tion than sim­i­lar in­dus­tries, par­tic­u­larly among young peo­ple and fe­male work­ers.

Two-thirds of gas in­dus­try em­ploy­ees plan to re­tire in the next 15 to 20 years and there are not enough tra­di­tional work­ers coming through the ranks to meet the loom­ing de­mand.

Gas in­dus­try ad­viser Bar­bara Jinks says few gas com­pa­nies are ad­e­quately pre­par­ing for the sig­nif­i­cant tran­si­tion in their teams.

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