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What employment skills do energy companies look for?

Category: energy and utilities

The energy and utilities sectors reach into every part of our daily lives. As well as providing power and waste management, they also provide a boost to the economy by creating jobs and contributing to the GDP. Working in this industry can be a rewarding and fruitful experience, especially if you have the skills that the energy industry is looking for. 

As modern society continues to consume fuel and the energy industry continues to seek out alternatives, jobs will continue to be created in this fast-moving field. Whether you are a graduate, or you are looking to start a new career path, there are a few vital skills that all energy companies look for in prospective employees.

  • Passion: Employees who have a passion and drive to get the job completed to the highest standard are employees who succeed. If you develop a genuine interest in the renewable energy sectors, and can talk around the subject, this will shine through in your application.
  • Flexibility: As the energy industry is continually changing, employees need to be open to the prospect of change. This could mean something as small as a change in work policy or a change in work environment or job role. Be ready to show a commitment to lifelong training and a thirst for knowledge.
  • Customer service: Whether the role is customer facing or not, the ability to provide excellent customer services is a very attractive life skill. Being able to view problems from different perspectives while finding a way to resolve them is a sign of a good employee. Business is always about people – show off your skills!
  • Teamwork: This is a vital personal skill that enables an organisation to operate smoothly. Employees who are able to demonstrate good teamwork abilities will prove themselves to be valuable additions to the industry. Look for ways to collaborate and build your skills whatever industry you’re currently in.

We think renewable energy is a future-forward industry to work in. And we’re committed to working with employers who want to invest in their workforce while providing them with great career packages. Search our database for available vacancies here.


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