Helping you find a career in the energy & utilities industry
The energy and utilities sector covers the power, oil, gas and water markets. Within these markets there are different functions - from building and maintaining equipment to buying power on the wholesale market for resale to customers, or from treating water to make it safe to extracting and refining fossil fuels. The energy and utilities sector also includes the growing renewable energy sector.
While there are several large businesses operating in the energy and utilities sector (for example: BP, British Gas, Yorkshire Water), there are also a growing number of smaller businesses (SMEs). Positions are even available within the public bodies that regulate the energy and utilities sector in the UK (OFGEM and OFWAT).
There are a variety of roles available depending on the area of the energy and utilities sector which you are interested in - for instance, within oil and gas you could be a hydrographic surveyor or a geochemist, while in the power sector there are options to be an energy engineer or an environmental consultant.
Many roles in the oil and gas sector can entail international travel, although only a small percentage of them involve spending time ‘off-shore' on an oil/gas rig. Across all organisations there are roles in core business functions (HR, marketing, finance, etc.) available too.