There's a vast number of opportunities for bright graduates in the energy and infrastructure sector. We've pulled together some of the top firms.
Amec Foster Wheeler
A global engineering, consultancy and project management company. Amec Foster Wheeler offers a diverse range of opportunities in business, science, environment and engineering for bright minds.
Principally working in the UK and US, Balfour Beatty do everything from financing, to building and maintaining vital infrastructure projects including the Olympic Stadium and Heathrow Airport T2.
One of the world’s six ‘supermajor’ oil and gas companies, working for BP in both upstream and downstream development will put you on some of the most technically and commercially-challenging projects within the energy sector.
With customers ranging from corporations to families, BT has been helping people stay in touch since 1980. They offer graduates global opportunities in services big and small.
With the Royal Opera House and Tate Modern on its project list, Carillion has extensive construction capabilities, a substantial portfolio of public-private partnership projects and a sector-leading ability to deliver sustainable solutions.
Supplying electricity and gas to businesses and consumers in the UK, Centrica is looking for self-driven, high-calibre graduates who can grasp complex commercial issues and deliver solutions in the energy sector.
Circle is the revolutionary way to share money. Their passion is to make sending money as open and easy as sending anything else digitally.
Colt's vision is to be the most customer-oriented business in the industry. Only hiring top talent, help them provide the best experience for their clients.
Whether you are an engineer, have a mind for digital technology or just want to help the business run smoothly, you can be part of building a more sustainable future with EDF Energy, an award-winning energy producer.
With the goal of being a trusted energy partner for consumers, E.ON is looking for innovators in technology, finance, marketing and more to help keep the lights on for their clients, as well as the planet.
ExxonMobil is the world’s largest oil and gas company seeking those who want to use science to find better, cleaner ways to deliver the energy the world needs.
The world’s leading transport company, FirstGroup helps 2.5 billion passengers every year get to where they want to go. Join them on their journey to success.
Even after over 100 years of invention and imagination, GE is still focused on the future, bringing bright minds together to work on the next generation of great ideas.
Mitie provides facilities, property and energy management services to businesses of all kinds. Their unparalleled network of professionals ensures clients can focus on what matters to them.
The National Grid ensures efficient transmission of electricity and gas all around the UK. With graduate opportunities in all areas, this is a chance to do vital work that affects millions and keeps the country moving.
O2 is about far more than just technology. Whether a graduate’s strengths lie in marketing, finance or HR, O2 offers opportunities in all sectors. A vibrant and dynamic culture encourages graduates to make the most of their talents.
With its two operational business fields, Conventional Power Generation and Energy Trading, RWE is indispensable for the functioning of the entire energy system and for security of supply in Europe.
Domestically and commercially, Shell is the UK’s largest energy provider, with 80 years of experience. A ground-breaking force in this vital sector.
Transport for London
Charged with providing public transport to over eight million residents of London, TfL’s purview ranges from managing cyclists, to running one of the busiest underground transit systems in the world. Graduates can choose from over 30 different schemes and programmes.
The company has three businesses providing a range of engineering, production support and maintenance management services to the oil & gas and power generation industries worldwide. At Wood Group, their people are their power.
The skills organisations are looking for
UK energy and infrastructure firms are always looking out for candidates with the promise of greatness. Here are just some of the key skills they seek:
- Team work: Finding examples of successful team projects will go a long way to proving you can reign in differences for a single agenda.
- Technical knowledge: Anyone who designs and builds energy facilities and distribution networks should have technical expertise going into the sector.
- Pragmatism: The most amazing ideas can be ground to a halt by budgetary and real-world pressures. You should be able to solve problems when obstacles appear in your path.
- Dependability: Deadlines are a major test for energy and infrastructure companies to keep up with supply and demand, which means they need to depend on you.
- Attention to detail: Whether you’re able to spot flaws in a machine, or you’re really good at selecting key data, it pays to be thorough in this sector.
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