Energy and Utilities Sector

Providing essential services to 65 million people in the UK every single day

Energy and Utilities Sector - City Skyline

The sector covers our basic everyday needs. Having clean water to wash with, a working oven to cook a meal, street lights when driving at night and a team of people collecting your rubbish.

This is a fast-paced, constantly evolving and rewarding environment. And it needs your skills to keep it powered: within the next ten years, the workforce needs to increase by over 200,000.

Delivering over half of the government’s physical and organisational structures, including transportation, sewage and power supplies, the companies provide us with power, light, heat, fresh drinking water, waste removal, safe sanitation, environmental protection and recycling.

With a huge variety of technical, field and office-based careers, this diverse industry offers opportunity for career progression.

 The main industries in the sector include:

There are thousands of operating companies, from household-names to regionally-based suppliers and small, independently-owned specialists.

Read about the people keeping our society running with clean water, safe roads and heating among many other things.   

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