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Increased demand for 87 jobs by 2020

14 July 2013 / 19:07:22  GRReporter
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The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEB) has published a list of 87 professions for which it is believed that there will be increased demand on the labour market in 2020. It represents "the diagnostic mechanism for professions and skills needed by companies" which was created with funding under the ESPA programme. The mechanism includes information about technological, economic and regulatory processes, as well as trends in selected sectors of the Greek economy in the medium and long term. It also analyses their impact on jobs in terms of required knowledge, skills and abilities. The findings were made by groups of experts and representatives of companies.

At this stage, the mechanism is functioning in eight sectors, which are believed to be of major interest for the Greek economy: food, technology, informatics and communications, energetics, building materials, logistics, environment, metals and health.

Occupations which are associated with the development of these sectors include:


  • Power Engineering Researcher
  • Renewable Energy Technology Specialist
  • Electric Power Systems Expert
  • Automation Technician
  • Photovoltaic Systems Technician
  • Automation Expert
  • Energy Investments Consultant
  • Environmental Protection Expert
  • Energy Saving Specialist
  • Specialist in bioclimatic planning and its implementation in construction
  • Specialist wind systems-networks
  • Wind Systems Technician

Informational and communication technologies

  • Mobile Applications Developer
  • Software Engineer (Developer)
  • Systems Analyst/ Network Planner
  • Business Analyst
  • Digital Media Specialist and/or Web Master
  • Network Engineer
  • Enterprise and Systems Architect
  • Development and Network Engineering Management
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • ICT Security Manager
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Test Specialist
  • Product and/or Services Manager
  • ICΤ Project Manager
  • Database & Data Centre Administrator
  • Business Information/Network Manager


  • Food Security and Quality Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Scientific consultant to companies for food production
  • R&D Specialist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Communications Manager
  • Supply of raw materials manager
  • Food Production Specialist
  • Support Engineer

Building materials

  • Specialist in environmental protection and recycling of building materials
  • Quality of Materials Expert
  • Civil engineer responsible for energy
  • Specialist in the production of building materials
  • Green Marketing Specialist
  • Green Building Architect
  • Specialist in research and development of building materials
  • Specialist in economy of building materials


  • Anti-pollution Specialist
  • Specialist in administration and recycling of special waste (industrial and other)
  • Water supplies and drinking water quality monitoring manager
  • Consultant on environmental issues
  • Environmental Economist
  • Specialist in environmental control
  • Applied professions in the environmental sector
  • Environmental lawyer


  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Distribution Manager
  • Export Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Demand Planner
  • Purchasing / Procurement Manager
  • Warehouse Coordinator
  • Customer Service Manager

Metal Processing

  • Environmental protection specialist - recycling of metals
  • Exploitation of metals and minerals engineer
  • Engineer Metal Technology
  • Aluminum Production Technician
  • Loader
  • Machine Operators
  • Machine Application Technician
  • Electronics electrician – automation specialist
  • Metal Products Technician
  • Welder
  • Lathe Operator


  • Chemical engineer or chemist for research and production of pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical products
  • Clinical genetics physician
  • Clinical Pathologist
  • Pharmacist-pharmacologist
  • Medical Auditor
  • Microbiologist
  • Clinical pharmacist
  • Emergency Doctor-Acute Medicine
  • Psychologist specialising in addiction psychology
  • Geriatrics specialist
  • Health Informatics

The President of the Institute of Industrial and Vocational Education of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises noted that modern Greek companies are currently seeking employees with broader professional competencies and abilities. However, the current education system does not provide such candidates. The new production indicator in today's economy is knowledge combined with avant-garde lifelong education and training.

The event emphasised that dynamic changes in the labour market require timely and accurate information about the development of competencies needed by companies. It was noted that, despite funds spent in recent years in Greece, today, there is no single mechanism which represents the needs of specialised knowledge and competence of staff.

Tags: The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEB) jobs economy branches
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