According to the climate clock, we only have seven years to limit global warming and it’s counting down by the second. It will take collective effort to save our planet from the reversible effects of climate change.
Corporations are adapting sustainable innovations for long-term success, resulting in a booming renewable energy sector and more green energy job opportunities.
Here are the top five jobs in green energy if you’re thinking of making a difference while earning. (via Business Insider)
1.Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Average annual salary: £29,075
Wind turbine technicians, or windtechs, are responsible for the installation, inspection, maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting of wind turbines. They can identify and fix any issue that may cause the turbine to shut down unexpectedly.
Job responsibilities of windtechs include climbing the tubular steel towers to inspect, repair any damages, and perform maintenance checks to avoid malfunctions. They are also in charge of collecting turbine data for analysis and testing electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems to ensure wind energy turns into electrical energy.
The median annual wage of a Windtech is £29,075. Salaries range from £19,000 to more than £41,000, depending on experience and training.
2. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installers
Average annual salary: £29,479
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installers are in charge of assembling, setting up, and maintaining rooftop or other systems that convert sunlight into energy like solar panels. This role is set for exponential growth as Governments and organisations across the globe introduce energy saving measures to help reduce carbon emissions. The median annual wage of a Solar PV Installer is £29,479.
BPS World is partnered with Complete Training Solutions, a health and safety training provider that specialises in upskilling and accrediting learners within the green energy sector and solar installation. Through the delivery of Green Energy Skills Bootcamps, CTS produces employment-ready graduates. Certifications earned include:
- Certified Solar installation operatives and IRATA Rope Access Training (Level 1) certification.
- GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and IRATA Rope Access Training (Level 1) certification.
- GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) certification.
Is your organisation in need of GWO and IRATA-qualified talent? Sign-up to our talent updates and find out how we can help you meet the green energy skills demand.
3.Service Unit Operators
Average annual salary: £28,011
Service Unit Operators are responsible for operating, maintaining, and performing safety inspections on equipment such as cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting tools. Depending on the scope of work, it may include operations in oil and gas drilling, as well as mining operations such as extraction, excavation, plumbing, piping, construction, or driving trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
The median annual wage of a Service Unit Operator is £28,011. Salaries range from £25,000 to more than £32,000, depending on experience and training.
4.Training and Development Specialists
Average annual salary: £28,469
As the renewables industry grows, companies are investing in hiring Training and Development Specialists who plan and manage programs to improve employee skills and knowledge. They align business goals with their employee training to maximise results. Aside from a Bachelor’s degree, Training and Development Specialists need experience and strong communication skills to compete in the market.
The median annual wage of a Training and Development Specialist is £28,469. Salaries range from £22,000 to more than £42,000, depending on experience and training.
5.General and Operations Managers
Average annual salary: £35,608
General and Operations Managers oversee operational activities including planning, strategising, directing, and overseeing multiple departments of an organisation. They manage daily operations, create programs, improve processes, enforce policies, review P&L, hire, train employees, and more.
The median annual wage of a Training and Development Specialist is £35,608. Salaries range from £25,000 to more than £56,000, depending on experience and training.
That concludes this list! The green energy sector is booming with the total number of jobs expected to jump to 122m worldwide by 2050.
Need to boost your business's green energy workforce?
There is a high demand for jobs in green energy, especially renewables. BPS World has been recruiting for green industries for the past two decades. And we can provide you with hire-ready and recently certified candidates. Plus, the opportunity to upskill your existing staff through fully-funded training.
This brochure outlines how Green Energy Skills Bootcamps and sector-specific employability training is producing outcomes that could directly benefit you.
Meanwhile, our Executive Search team has extensive experience of hiring senior talent into the renewables industry. Find out more about the work we do and how we can help you attract, recruit and retain the senior leaders you need to scale your renewables business.
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Additional Source: https://www.payscale.com/
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