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The renewable energy sector is now becoming a fast-growing, innovative and exciting industry to be part of. Playing a central role in helping offset the impacts of climate change, it is now more important than ever as the government and organizations attempt to meet international targets to reduce carbon emissions. This has opened up a variety of career options and opportunities for graduates and those looking to retrain who have an interest in energy and the environment.

This document provides advice as to how an individual might begin a career in renewable energy. It is not a definitive guide, and much of the advice is applicable to entering any profession. However, we hope that it supports the start of your journey into an important and satisfying career.

In the document we explore the following topics:

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    What job roles are available in renewable energy?

    Find links to renewable energy jobs, green-collar jobs & titles that exist in today’s marketplace.

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    How do I maximize my chances of securing a job in renewable energy?

    We have produced a strategy to keep you proactive in your job search. Our guide aims to maximize your chances of securing the position you are interested in.

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    What qualifications do I need to start a career in renewable energy?

    We have provided examples of colleges, qualifications and routes into a career within renewable energy.

“There is job growth in renewables, there is job growth in energy efficiency and there is job growth in developing innovative industries and technologies to successfully meet the challenge of climate change.”

— Peter Garrett,

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    What are the STEM skills required?

    We have produced an insight into the skill shortage across the UK and US in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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    What skillset is required to work in renewable energy?

    As the demand for renewable energy continues to increase, we have provided the varied skills and experience levels needed within the sector.

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    What is the average salary of someone working in renewable energy?

    We have provided a link to a new report that will give you a detailed insight into the salaries of a professionals working in renewable energy across the world.

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    Where can I apply for voluntary positions within renewable energy?

    Find examples of organizations and links to websites that allow you to apply for voluntary positions.

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