Energy and utilities

The energy & utilities sector is a fast-paced, constantly evolving and rewarding environment. It needs your skills to keep it powered. The sector needs 277,000 new recruits by 2029.

The main industries in the sector are:

Even before the pandemic, governments were recognising the sector as part of our critical infrastructure. COVID-19 has reinforced this view. Employees in the sector are considered key workers.

The UK Government has published an ambitious 10-Point Plan for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ much of which will be implemented by the energy and utilities sector, through projects such as:

  • Offshore wind
  • Hydrogen
  • Electric vehicles
  • Decarbonising Homes and Public Buildings
  • Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)

The 10-Point Plan will generate jobs and bolster the economy, whilst continuing to drive down emissions both now and in the future.

With a huge variety of roles, this diverse sector offers excellent opportunities for career progression.

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Engineers in the sector

Now more than ever, the Energy & Utilities sector is an exciting place to be working. Throughout the pandemic, our key workers have provided our homes and businesses with heat, light, water and managed our waste. And the sector is at the forefront of initiatives aimed at tackling the climate emergency and achieving carbon neutral goals.  To do that we need great people like you. The sector recruits everyone from apprentices and graduates to ex-military and professionals. Search the jobs available, register for job alerts and join the sector.
– Phil Beach
Chief Executive, Energy & Utility Skills

Reaching net zero by 2050 will open up thousands of opportunities around the country, so if you’re looking for a career with purpose that will help the country tackle climate change, join a sector that society can’t function without.

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