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Energy & Utilities: Insider Views

a guide to energy and utilities careers

Energy & Utilities

Insider Views

See what former students have done and get insights into working in the sector

Graduate destinations

Some of our recent graduates working in these areas include:

  • Graduate Trainee, Southern Water - BSc Biology
  • Finance Assistant, Southern Gas - BSc Mathematics
  • Maintenance Engineer, Cogenco - MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • Risk Control Analyst , Total Gas & Power - MMath Mathematics
  • Environmental Adviser, BP - BSc Biology

Find out more about what our graduates do

Alumni Careers Network

Use our Alumni Careers Network to find Sussex graduates working in areas you are interested in. Find out more about what working in that sector is really like, get direct advice and find out if it's right for you!

Related Jobs

Our sector guides cover other fields you may be interested in

Inside Jobs

Inside info about what working for a particular employer is like, from people actually working there. More information on employers, jobs and salaries in Oil & Gas Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Energy Product Development and Environmental Consultancy & Management from TheJobCrowd:

Katherine Brennan - Graduate Engineer, ScottishPower

Young Energy Professionals Forum - Energy UK

The Young Energy Professionals Forum is a network to promote the next generation of energy industry professionals. It is free to join and has a network of 300+ companies. Free events run throughout the year, from networking to site visits to panel evenings with industry experts.


  • Increasing demand for graduates throughout the sector
  • Interesting projects and high levels of responsibility from the outset
  • Possibility of international projects and travel
  • Potential for high earnings


  • Be prepared to relocate. Scotland is a major centre for oil/gas extraction jobs in the UK
  • If you work for a big company you may be moved around the country several times in the first few years
  • Hours can be long
  • Work can be demanding/stressful, especially when there are key targets or deadlines to be met

Out There

Unusual jobs: