A great time for renewable energy jobs
The renewable energy sector is currently one of the UK's brightest industries and one that is set to continue growing dramatically. By taking a job in this field, not only will you be gaining a foothold in a fast-growing industry but also you will be helping in the battle against climate change and literally doing your bit to save the world.
With international commitments in place to cut carbon emissions, the renewable energy sector has its work cut out. This is good news for anyone who wants to work in a forward-looking industry developing new and exciting technologies. As importing energy from abroad becomes more expensive and politically fraught, the UK is increasingly looking to its own environmentally-friendly energy sources − wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric plants. A wide range of jobs are available in these fields, including positions for engineers, research scientists, manufacturers, technicians, designers, inspectors and administrators.
The UK is a natural location for wind farms and also for the development, testing and manufacture of the turbines used. Being an island nation, the UK is also seen as a testbed for developing marine technologies. The UK's oceans could conceivably provide over 25% of our energy needs and the country is home to a number of world-class research centres in this field.
Many companies, both large and small, are looking for recruits. Many offer their own training schemes, and funding is often available from UK government or international sources. As renewable energy is by its nature an extremely innovative sector, new positions, possibilities and requirements are opening up all the time.
Published by Green Jobs Online - 16th December 2015