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Choosing a career in wind, wave or tidal energy means working towards a brighter, more sustainable future.

Whatever your interests, skills and goals; if you’re a graduate, or experienced and transitioning from another sector – there will be an opportunity for you. The range of roles is diverse, with enthusiastic individuals in high demand. Projects require a variety of skills, with staff employed in everything from research and development, to construction and maintenance.

RenewableUK 2014 Free Careers Fair

Thursday 13 November, Manchester Central

The fair is a platform for potential candidates to meet face-to-face with interested employers, academic and professional institutions, training providers and specialist recruiters. It is part of a Careers Day aimed at providing guidance on academic, training and progression pathways, career entry points, and training and re-skilling opportunities that can help delegates get on the career ladder into the renewable energy sector. The event is open to all ages and those at any stage of their career. Register Online

Career Mapping

The new Career Mapping tool provides information on industry roles, job duties, and required/desired qualifications, training, experience, and soft skills required for each role. The information was compiled in consultation with the industry and will be updated regularly including the addition of new roles.

Faces of Wind Energy

Faces of Wind Energy showcases real people contributing to the clean, safe and secure future of energy. Find out about the wide variety of jobs created and supported by the wind energy industry, and meet people from all walks of life who are passionate about what they do.

Finding your Job

Check out our industry JobFinder for current vacancies and opportunities. We have also produced a short careers guide, and run a careers fair at our annual conference and exhibition to help with your job hunt.

Modern Apprenticeships

The Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance Advanced Level Apprenticeship, launched by RenewableUK in October 2010, is the UK’s first renewables-specific apprenticeship. The apprenticeship is delivered in six colleges around the UK and awarded by City and Guilds. Find about more about Wind Turbine Apprenticeships.

Useful Resources

The websites listed below can help you find available courses and provide information about careers in the renewables sector. We recommend consulting a professional careers advisor when choosing a qualification to study.

Useful Publications

Choosing a Career in Wind Wave and Tidal Energy