Whether they’re the head of marketing promoting smart meters, the customer service representative helping you change your gas company, or an apprentice kick-starting their career - there’s a story behind everyone.
Read the stories behind the people making a difference in the energy and utilities sector. Be inspired…
"Being selected as one of only ten colleagues in the first cohort of a leadership programme, designed to develop women in technical roles, has certainly helped my confidence. I've built strong internal and external networks and members of the original group continue to provide professional support to each other."
"An Interconnect networking event for women in engineering at SSE really helped to identify the kind of work and opportunities graduates are exposed to, and it highlighted how much SSE valued diversity through their efforts in promoting STEM careers to girls from school age."
"I’ve always enjoyed problem solving and am quite a ‘hands on’ type of person. Friends of mine work in similar roles and after chatting to them about their jobs and the satisfaction they got from what they did it made me start looking into opportunities in the energy and utilities sector."
"I use adapted software called JAWS (Job Access with Speech), a computer screen reader programme that allows sight impaired users to ‘read’ a screen through text-to-speech output. Whilst on the phone to a customer, JAWS speaks to me to tell me what is on my screen and how to process the call."
"My interest in engineering started in sixth form. I hope that by working in the industry, and sharing my story, I can inspire others from differing backgrounds to consider taking STEM subjects and pursuing a career in an exciting, evolving sector with lots of different career opportunities."
"Diversity of thought has been proven to drive the most innovative outcomes and decisions, so making sure our workforce attracts and includes everyone means we can run our business more efficiently, effectively and innovatively."
"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."
"There are so many opportunities available to advance in Anglian Water. My apprenticeship lasts for 2 years, this includes the chance to spend time with various people and learn about all parts of the business, some which i never knew existed!"
I've worked for Amey for 2.5 years and recently returned to work after becoming a first-time mum and taking a year off on maternity leave. I’ve worked in programme management, management consultancy and business development for the last 19 years, after qualifying with an MSc in Environmental Engineering and a Post Graduate Degree in Project Management."
"Before coming to Morrison Utility Services I was a bus driver. I thought it was time for a change of career because of the continued problems I was having with my legs and had heard good things about Morrison Utility Services."
" I like to use and tell my experiences to the next new generation of girls who might like the idea of a career in engineering. I tell them it is far from a mundane job; every day is different and rewarding."