Industry Sector


Help power the country: join the energy industry. Energy is one of the biggest contributors to Scotland’s economy and working in this field can give you the chance to build a truly exceptional career. 

With renewable energy sources on the rise, there are exciting new opportunities emerging every day. At the same time, the oil, gas, nuclear and electrical sectors remain major employers. 

This industry can offer you many rewards, as well as a wide range of career options, from engineering and technically skilled roles to project management and administration. 

The industry now

  • The energy sector is an important part of the Scottish economy, contributing £7,161m towards the economy in 2020 
  • There are 905,000 people employed throughout the energy sector in Scotland 


*Information provided by Oxford Economics

The future

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the jobs market is constantly changing. All future figures are estimated:

  • the industry is expected to need an estimated 3,500 jobs to be replaced or created between 2020 and 2023 
  • need for replacement in the energy sector should grow to 6,400 jobs between 2023 and 2030 
  • project management, sales and customer service are some of the skills that are in demand within this industry