Our Professionals

The energy and utilities sectors are fundamental to the UK economy. To ensure they run smoothly, strong support functions are critical.

If you’re looking to change career or returning to work after a career break, read our inspiring stories about some of the professionals in the sector. There are a huge number of roles available in a sector that helps provide essential services to 65 million people in the UK every day.

John Pettigrew, CEO, National Grid

John's story - CEO, National Grid

"It’s an exciting time to be in the energy industry. The scale and pace of change is unlike anything we’ve seen before."
Myrtle, Chartered Chemical Engineer, Centrica

Myrtle's story, Chartered Chemical Engineer, Centrica

"I accepted a challenge in a role that no one understood and no one wanted."
Alison Fergusson, Principal Engineer, Ofwat

Alison's story - Principal Engineer, Ofwat

"The sector is an exciting place for engineers. Water and wastewater services are so vital for all, and the technical challenges and opportunities are endless."
Josh Haskett, Policy Analyst, Ofgem

Josh's Story - Graduate Policy Analyst, Ofgem

"I’m very ambitious and hopeful about my career prospects whilst at Ofgem, and beyond. The graduate scheme is excellent for training, with a bespoke course for getting up to speed with energy and regulation."
Svitlana Voronkova, Senior Analyst, Ofgem

Svitlana's Story - Senior Analyst, Ofgem

"Energy is an essential service that concerns us all and enables our life as we know it. It's an exciting sector with so much to learn!"
Alex McLoughlin, Professional, E.ON

Alex M's Story - Professional

"The opportunities involved with my role are fantastic; I have travelled across the UK, Scotland and Germany, attended conferences in London, and sailed on various different boats."
Curtis Geeves, Electrical Fitter, Morrison Utility Services

Curtis's Story - Electrical Fillter, Morrison Utility Services - Professional

"As a STEM Ambassador I really want to let school students know about the opportunities for a career in utilities and hopefully my experiences can show what possibilities there are."
Iain Bell, British Gas, Professional, Talent Source Network

Iain's Story - Professional

"For me, going down the apprenticeship route has always been the right decision. It is a unique opportunity to learn about a role, and a business, in a really immense way."
Jade Richardson, Meter Engineer, Morrison Utility Services

Jade's Story - Professional

"I was studying Health & Beauty and Plumbing. I thought I should keep my options open!"
Jan Ward, CBE, Chair, Energy & Utility Skills

Jan's Story - Professional

"There are so many opportunities in the energy and utilities sector and Talent Source Network is a great initiative to help you find them.”
Jazz Chaggar, Talent Acquisition Manager, UK Power Networks

Jazz's Story - Professional

"Our overall strategy aims to break down any perceived barriers or misconceptions about working in this sector!"
Mark Mulcahy, Catchment Operator for Networks, South West Water

Mark's Story - Professional

"The water industry offers a range of training opportunities to develop the skills needed to work in such a diverse field."
Nick Ellins, Chief Executive, Energy & Utility Skills Group

Nick's Story - Professional

"A job in utilities also meant protecting the environment, supporting the economy and helping everyone from the local community to 65 million people across our nations. I was hooked."
Sam Walton, Resourcing Analyst, South West Water

Sam's Story - Professional

"An exciting element of my job includes the opportunity to work on improvement projects, so I get to work with some great people on some very challenging tasks."
Sarah Burgess, First Line Manager, Wales & West Utilities

Sarah's Story - Professional

"I love seeing women in engineering – we offer so much!!
Tanisha BeeBee, Policy Executive, Energy UK

Tanisha's Story - Professional

"I have a great relationship with our members, industry stakeholders and the Government – something I never thought I would have all in one job!"
Keren Maschler, Senior Manager, Ofgem

Keren's Story - Senior Manager, Ofgem

"I find it most rewarding when I feel that I really make a difference."
Tom Dooks, Communications Assistant, Energy UK

Tom's Story - Professional

"The energy industry is fundamental to how we live our lives. It is underestimated in the role it plays in ensuring at the very least we can have your heating on or can cook a meal."
Wayne Fearn, Training Advisor, South West Water

Wayne's Story - Professional

"I enjoy passing on my knowledge and experience from working in Health and Safety as I know that ultimately it will keep them safe."