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Why work in the renewable energy industry?

Category: energy and utilities

Renewable energy is at the forefront of the battle against climate change. This accelerated development of renewable technologies is creating opportunities for candidates in a huge range of direct and indirect jobs.

According to the Renewable Energy Association, UK renewable energy jobs grow over seven times faster than national average employment growth. That’s a lot of new jobs!

From engineers and project managers to ecologists and communications personnel, each renewable energy project requires the expertise of a variety of skillsets. Careers and roles have the benefit of:


Renewable energy looks set to outlast the fossil fuel industry, making it a great option for those looking for job stability and longevity. Renewable energy is now the UK’s second largest source of electricity, contributing around 2.5% to the UK’s GDP and employing over 160,000 people, indicating that there will be no shortage of jobs any time soon.


Often, projects arise that are based in different locations. Working in this industry means that there are much more opportunities to experience unusual places or work environments. Jobs can be based in offices, laboratories, outside, or even at sea.


Along with the chance to work in different countries and settings, the renewable energy sector also provides opportunities to work in a variety of roles. This diversity means that employees can direct their career paths into exciting new challenges, whatever their background.

If you would like to develop a career in a dynamic and progressive sector, search our energy sector job listings today.



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