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Hydrogen and the Energy Transition

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Stopford is supporting the ECITBs industry in transition activities, around hydrogen and net zero aligned with our company ambition ‘to lead the way in engineering a sustainable world through the transition to a low carbon economy.’

We are pleased to have supported the Strathclyde-ECITB pilots for the ‘Energy Transition Leadership CPD Programme’ (ETLP). Our engineers and consultants joined the ‘Global Energy Markets, Energy Transition Barriers and Readiness’ modules.

Stopford’s Consultancy Director Deb Pal is actively involved with the ECITBs energy transition initiatives focusing on the hydrogen economy.

We have been working in collaboration with Carol Sinclair, ECITB's Net Zero project manager with support from Kessington Onalo on secondment from industry, in the role of technical net zero advisor. The team developed a hydrogen skills map, to visualise the skills needed across the hydrogen value chain and on a project life cycle basis. The mapping exercise was informed by the outputs of hydrogen value workshops and Deb’s industry experience.

The ECITB is supporting industry in transition, responding to the skills requirements of the future. It launched its net zero podcast, COLLABOR8 in February this year. Deb was delighted to participate in the Hydrogen and Energy Transition episode.

The episode features insights from Deb and Caragh McWhirr of Exodus, discussing the expanding hydrogen economy and its role in delivering a sustainable future, in the context of the Engineering Construction Industry and the implications for skills demand for the current and future workforce.


The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the employer-led skills, standards and qualifications body for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain. An arms-length body of the UK Government, the ECITB reports to the Department for Education. For more ECITB visit

About Stopford

Stopford is an international multi-disciplinary consultancy, engineering design and project management services company founded in 1982, headquartered in the UK. We work with companies around the world in emerging and existing industries. Our professional services are delivered by our service groups: Technology & Innovation, Consultancy and Projects. The groups bring together complimentary engineering and environmental disciplines, with over 40 years of insight and practical experience across the Resource Recovery, Energy, Water & Wastewater, Transport & Aviation Sectors. Our ambition is to lead the way in engineering a sustainable world through the transition to a low carbon economy. For more Stopford visit - Welcome to the World of Stopford

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