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The power industry currently employs 97,400 people, with 26% of these roles being skilled trades.

A career in the power industry will place you at the heart of the most important large-scale work in the UK. It’s a rewarding and stable career – an environment of teamwork, huge variety and massive career development in a growing, innovative sector. 62,000 new recruits are needed in the power industry by 2029.


Why work in Power?

Reaching net zero by 2050 will open hundreds of thousands of new opportunities, so if you’re looking for a career with purpose that will help the country tackle the climate crisis, a role in the power industry is the one for you. Start a career with excellent retention and progression opportunities, developing cutting edge technologies to reach new energy ambitions.

Roles and opportunities

The power industry is always changing and there are many opportunities to innovate. The growth of renewable energy will play an important role for many years to come. Roles include:

  • Cable Jointer
  • Craft Apprentice
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Overhead Linesperson
  • Power Network Craftsperson

Be inspired by our ‘Craft Apprentice story’ and ‘Senior Engineer story’.

The future of Power

This decade the power industry must:

  • increase low carbon electricity generation from sources such as wind or solar power
  • install low carbon heating systems in homes
  • develop carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) technology, and develop hydrogen networks
  • install charging points to power electric vehicles (EVs).

Join the sector and help lead the way to net zero.

The power industry currently employs 97,400 people, with 26% of these roles being skilled trades.
– Energy & Utilities Industry Profiles, Energy & Utilities Partnership, 2021


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