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The production and distribution of energy in modern society requires a vast array of innovative and quick-thinking professionals. These individuals are employed in public sector organisations and commercial operations alike to perform a wide variety of tasks, ranging from production and storage to marketing and conservation.
Numerous types of skilled workers can find employment in this field, notably engineers, architects, surveyors, equipment operators and environmental scientists. However, working alongside them are dozens other professionals, including consultants, managers and executives, marketing teams, foremen and superintendants, estimators, sales persons, accountants and administrators, as well as lobbyists and construction managers, among numerous others. Most roles will require at least some knowledge and/or experience in the industry, and many will require at least a relevant Bachelors degree.
Salaries for energy industry professionals working in UK-based organisations vary immensely; figures span from £15,000 per annum, or less for certain posts in charity organisations, to well over £100,000 per annum for senior-level managers in international firms.


Energy production is one of the most important industries in the world. This area is composed by different professionals that make sure that every building in a country has energy supply. Examples of these professionals are energy engineers. Their duties are closely related to oil and gas extraction and production of energy from sustainable or renewable sources, such as biofuels, wind power, and solar power.

Professionals working on Energy production usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Developing ways to improve processes.
• Deciding locations for production wells.
• Selecting suitable equipment.
• Researching new ways of energy generation.
• Analysing drilling performance.


• Having knowledge about mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering.
• Being organised.
• Having IT skills.
• Being self motivated and proactive.
• Having good written and spoken communication skills.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having commercial awareness.
• Being flexible and adaptable.
• Having project management skills.
• Being able to motivate others.


People who want to become Energy engineers need a degree or master degree in engineering or scientific subject. Some suitable qualifications for this area are chemical engineering, environmental technology, earth sciences, energy engineering, renewable energy, electrical engineering, and petroleum engineering. These degrees require two A levels and five GCSE´s including a science subject and math.

People working on this area can join to a professional engineering body like the Energy Institute or the Engineering Council and having a chartered engineer status.

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