Overview

The energy industry is extremely prevalent in our region, not only due to the historically rich oil and gas pickings from the North Sea, but because of an evolving nuclear power strategy and huge offshore wind opportunities.  Careers can span everything involved from production to the consumption of energy, including manufacturing and engineering, extraction, refining, generation, sale and distribution. 

Ultimately it's about getting energy to where it is needed and in the right form, either underground or over-ground, maintaining equipment and supporting customers as well as the design and manufacture of equipment that extracts energy sources, generating electricity within power stations and engineering the future's renewable power solutions.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • Proposed nuclear power station Sizewell C may provide up to 3,600 construction roles, 1,500 management and a further 550 support roles during the construction phase
  • The New Anglia LEP predicts Norfolk and Suffolk have the potential to benefit from an additional 6,150 full time well-paid skilled Offshore Wind jobs by 2032
  • The East of England is the second largest centre for energy in the UK which includes oil and gas, offshore and onshore wind energy, solar, nuclear and biomass-fired power generation
Useful subjects:

Business studies • Chemistry • Design & Technology • English • Maths • ICT • Languages • Physics • Science

Jobs ideas for this industry:

Chemical Engineering Technician • Environmental Consultant • Geoscientist • Marine Biologist • Marketing Executive • Nuclear Engineer • Offshore Helideck Assistant • Welder • Wind Turbine Technician • Project Engineer (For more, check out the Job Areas below!)

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Explore this industry in detail through the job areas below which include detailed job ideas, local employers and opportunities. 

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Did You Know?
At any given time, it’s estimated that 15 trillion watts of power are being used across our planet.

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Energy and Renewables Apprentice
Closing Date:
2nd July 2021
Salary:
£15-18,000 depending on experience
Location:
Norwich
Energy and Renewables Apprentice Reference: FHG1784 Application closing date: 02 July 2021 Energy and Renewables Apprentice Looking for a new challenge? Want to earn while you learn? Want to make a positive impact on the environment? Our Energy and Renewables...
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Meter Reader - Norwich
Applications for this role are now closed
Closing Date:
18th June 2021
Salary:
£8.91 per hour
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Do you have a passion for great customer service and love spending time outdoors? Don’t want to be stuck in an office in a 9-5 role? Greenbean are looking for Meter Readers based in Norwich and the surrounding areas.
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Network Service Technician (Pressure, Control & Storage) - Cadent Gas
Closing Date:
1st July 2021
Salary:
£18,327 per year starting salary
Location:
Hitchin, East of England
Employer Description Cadent are your gas networkWe bring gas to 11 million homes and businesses throughout the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London. We're committed to keeping you safe and warm. We also ma...
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Network Service Technician (Electrical & Instrumentation) - Cadent Gas
Closing Date:
1st July 2021
Salary:
£18,327 per year starting salary
Location:
Cambridge, East of England
Employer Description Cadent are your gas networkWe bring gas to 11 million homes and businesses throughout the North West, West Midlands, East Midlands, South Yorkshire, East of England and North London. We're committed to keeping you safe and warm. We also ma...
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Prepare for your future with Young SZC
Are you aged 16-21 and living in Suffolk or Norfolk? Young SZC will focus upon delivering information and access to the many career and apprenticeship opportunities across the region. This involves employment in Suffolk and Norfolk, as well as information and...
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First Response Customer Technician - Cadent Gas
Closing Date:
1st July 2021
Salary:
£18,327 per year starting salary
Location:
Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Hitchin, Luton, Bedford, Hemel Hempstead, Barnet - (004263), East of England
About our Engineering Apprenticeship Working as an Apprentice in our Emergency Response team, over the 2-year programme you’ll see first-hand what it’s like to keep the nation safe. You’ll train alongside our team of experts to become a first responder, attend...
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