Energy Sectors

Overview

With energy demand set to grow by 35% by 2035 and the sector experiencing a shortage of skilled professionals, there has never been a better time to pursue a career in this area.

Why the energy industry?

Energy is a dynamic and exciting industry, offering challenging roles where every day is different. As well as the obvious benefits like great financial rewards the sector provides an opportunity to be involved in hugely worthwhile undertakings such as tackling climate change, improving sustainability and developing new sources of fuel.

The energy industry also takes a proactive role in the community, including supporting after-school clubs, mentoring programmes and encouraging local communities to reduce their energy demand.

Career benefits

Specifically you can look forward to:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Good work/life balance including flexible working hours
  • Opportunities to travel and work abroad
  • Higher starting salaries than most other sectors

Employment options

The energy sector offers a range of areas within which to work. These include:

Each of these sub-sectors contains a variety of employers and career routes. As well as engineers and technicians, the industry needs a whole raft of skilled professionals to work within areas such as finance, human resources, marketing and PR, project management, R&D and sales.

As part of a rapidly evolving and heavily regulated industry, you will be expected to keep up-to-date with all the latest developments.

To find out more, please contact:

T: +(44) 01253 504 343
E: energy@blackpool.ac.uk

Did you know that...

Graduates entering the energy and utilities sector can expect a median salary of £32,500.

High Fliers' The Graduate Market in 2016 report

Contact Us

Lancashire Energy HQ
Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY4 2QS

T: +(44) 01253 504 400
E: energy@blackpool.ac.uk