Help power the country by joining the energy industry. Energy is one of Scotland's fastest growing industries. With reliance on renewable energy increasing, there are even more exciting new opportunities to get involved.
The impact you could make
- Heat the country using environmentally friendly resources such as solar, wind and wave power.
- Use renewable energy innovation to deliver low carbon energy solutions that will power our communities and economy.
- Join nearly 5,800 Modern Apprentices in energy and engineering roles.
The opportunities within energy
The energy industry is now shifting towards using renewable energy sources and digital technologies to have more of a positive impact on the environment.
*Skills Sector Assessment 2022
The future of this industry is vibrant!
We're looking at 21,000 new jobs by 2050.
People and Organisational Development Director, Net Zero Technology Centre
Explore energy jobs
We’ve pulled out some of the popular energy jobs for you to explore.
Some things you may not know about energy
What subjects to take
We’ve pulled together some examples of subjects that could be useful for getting into a career in energy.
- Engineering FA
- Graphic Communication
- Design & Manufacture
For most jobs, you might not need specific subjects. If your school does not provide all of these subjects or you're just unsure — do not worry. There are many more subjects you can explore by using the Option Choices tool or speaking to your careers adviser in your school.
What routes you can take
There are different options you can choose from after school. We’ve pulled together some of them to help you decide which is best for you.
Energy industry partners
Many organisations are supporting Scotland's transition to renewable energy. Find out what partners in the energy industry are doing to make sure we have the right skills.
Scottish Renewables are the voice of our renewable energy industry. Their vision is for Scotland to become world-leading in renewable energy.
Energy and Utility Skills
Energy and Utilities bring industry leaders together to address the skills challenges the sector faces.
ESP (Energy Skills Partnership)
ESP works with Scotland's colleges and industry partners to improve skills within Scotland's workforce.
My Energy Future
Help shape the future of energy. Explore energy careers, hear from energy influencers, discover useful resources and more.