Engineers have an essential role to play in one of the biggest challenges faced by humans today -minimising the effects of global warming.
Engineers’ inventions help everyone do their bit to ensure the Earth’s finely balanced climate doesn’t change too much. Phone companies are making their phone batteries provide power for longer – this is the work of engineers.
Technologically advanced cars and hybrid electric vehicles have introduced “stop-start” technology where the engine turns itself off when it’s used less, when traffic lights go red or during rush-hour tail-backs. This innovation limits emissions that spoil the environment and is also the work of engineers!
If you want to protect our planet’s future, being an engineer is one of the best ways to do so.
Read more about the different careers available in energy below:
Patrolling for petroleum
We use energy for electricity and fuel every day and Hani Baluch helps power all our energy needs. Hani Baluch works out in the field as a graduate petroleum engineer for BP, putting safety procedures into place to maximise oil and gas production from wells.
Making a house a home
Angela Malynn is a mechanical engineer, bringing buildings to life so we can live and work in them - from offices to train stations to swimming pools
Waving the flag for renewable energy
The UK has fantastic natural coastal resources to make renewable energy that doesn't use up fossil fuels with high carbon emissions. Find out how Joe harnesses the power of the waves in job in Orkney, Scotland.
Sam works for Alstom Services. Sam really wanted to do an apprenticeship so he could learn about the power sector while still getting paid.
All wired up
Caitlin, an apprentice, works in electro technical installation. See why this was the right route for her and what it could offer to you.
After completing a Master of Engineering qualification, James Brown joined npower's graduate training programme.
The right stuff
Ffion Thomas is a system engineer for Wylfa Power Station in Anglesey.
Jason Joseph decided to work for British Gas at 15. Now he has been with them for seven years and is a qualified Technical Engineer.
Heat is on
Georigia King was looking for a practical role and found it working for British Gas as an Installation Engineer.
From apprentice to master
For many, an apprenticeship is the beginning of a long journey taking them from a childhood passion to the heights of their chosen profession. Pete Cowman has begun that journey. Starting as a production operative, he went on into a structured apprentice training programme with Worcester Bosch, combining the best of practical knowledge with underlying theory. Here, we find out about apprenticeships from the inside.