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1 Insider’s Guide to Renewable Energy: Careers Event Katie Wray Teaching Fellow for Enterprise Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering 29 th February 2012

2 Introduction  World’s energy demand is likely to rise by over 50% between now and 2030 (IEA)  Extraction of oil and gas at current rate not sustainable  Dependence on fossil fuels  Development of RE making an impact  Exciting time to join the industry…  135,000 directly employed in UK energy sector  Rapid technological advances  Continues to flourish in economic downturn

3 Introduction – North East  North East active region for renewable energy  Investment in Renewable energy industry  New and Renewable Energy – Offshore Wind  Low Carbon Vehicles 

4 Today’s event  Renewable Energy employment opportunities  Destination of NCL students working in Renewable Energy  Self-employment and consultancy  Opportunity to hear case studies from our graduates and others working in RE

5 Roles in Renewables  Commercial roles (finance, marketing etc.)  Technical roles:  Engineering (most disciplines)  Geosciences (earth scientists)  Environmental Sciences

6 Energy Companies  Integrated energy companies  Oil and Gas companies  Nuclear Companies  Renewables Companies  Solar, wind, wave, tidal, biofuel, geothermal  Wind dominates UK  Companies that develop technologies  Energy companies  Utilities companies  Universities

7 Destinations of NCL Students working in Renewable Energy industry Buro Happold, Bath Cabinet Office Bermuda Community Energy Solutions DBpx Fellside CHPPlant, Cumbria EAGA Ecoenergy Econnect Gentoo Green George F White, Alnwick Groundwork North East Inherent Energy IT Power Ltd, Bristol Mark Group Ltd, Leicester NaREC, Blyth Noble Denton Europe Ltd North Energy Associates PB Power PLN-State Owned electricity Co, Indonesia Price Waterhouse Cooper Scottish Power Renewables SEaB Energy Ltd, Hants Semplice Energy, Reading Sinclair Knight Merz TNEI Services Ltd Vent Energy Investments, Poland Veolia Environmental Services Zoi Environment Network

8 What Newcastle students could bring to the industry?  Access to expertise in new and renewable energy  Skills and knowledge required for industry  Analytical skills and ability to solve problems  Interpersonal and team skills  Drive and determination  Ability to think commercially  Innovative thinking for a growing industry  Technical skills  Real-world project opportunities

9 Enjoy the event…


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