Do you ever wonder what opportunities the UK energy industry holds for young people? If you are looking for a career in energy, what skills and qualifications do you need? What type of people work in the energy sector and what roles do they have?
You can learn everything you ever wanted to know about how you can shape the future of energy with the My Energy Future resource.
My Energy Future is for young people thinking about future career options. It brings to life what it’s like to work in the energy industry.
It features contributions from ‘energy influencers’ – young people at an early stage in their energy career – giving you the chance to hear real voices telling you what it is like to work in energy. For example, in the videos below you can meet two of these energy influencers – Kristy and Catriona.
Kristy says, “I work with engineers to help get most value out of engineering data. It’s a really exciting time in energy with new challenges creating new jobs that need new skill.”
In this next video, Catriona shares how, “I support community renewables. Energy is vital for our future and we need more young people today in the energy sector than ever because we need change.”
The world needs your energy!
If you are passionate about making a difference to the future of the planet, you’ll find there are exciting new jobs being created all the time. There’s something of a revolution taking place in the energy sector right now with new innovations like robotics, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation contributing to a rapid expansion of roles. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2025, 4,500 new people will be employed in roles that don’t even exist today.
And the thing is, young people are already shaking up the energy industry. Will you follow in their footsteps? From designing new low-emission power sources to repairing wind farm turbines, there’s a huge range of exciting career opportunities in the energy industry.