Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a real job, with training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

The UK aims to cut carbon emissions and reach net zero by 2050. The energy and utilities sector will play a major part, but we’ll have to build our green workforce. 277,000 new recruits are needed in the sector by 2030 to help the UK transition to a more sustainable future.

Why chose an apprenticeship in the energy and utilities sector?

Average salaries while in training for most energy and utilities-related apprenticeships are higher than the average salary of all apprentices (£12,634 per year across all UK sectors). Furthermore, the retention and continued employment of energy and utility apprentices is higher than average.

95% of completers of Electricity Industry apprenticeships are still with their employer five years after completing their training, compared to 88% of all private sector apprentices.*

*Source: Incomes Data Services (2011), ‘Apprentice Pay and Conditions’.

All apprenticeships include elements of on-the-job and off-the-job training, leading to industry-recognised​ standards or qualifications. There’ll be all kinds of ground-breaking projects to tackle – perhaps helping to build wind farms or working towards net zero carbon.

On average, once qualified, starting salaries can begin at £18,000 to £39,500.