A career in the power industry will place you at the heart of the most important large-scale work in the UK. It takes all kinds of talented people and a substantial workforce to deliver power for millions of people and plan for the country’s future energy challenges.
The power industry is pioneering new and innovative technology
You could restore power and give electricity back to vulnerable people
Electricity is generated at power stations, which are connected to national and regional transmission networks. These networks carry the electricity over long distances at high voltages. The distribution network then takes it into homes and businesses. The transmission system is run by National Grid, which ensures supply meets demand on a second-by-second basis.
Customers can choose their electricity provider. This means power is a highly competitive market. Suppliers buy power in the wholesale market and sell it on to customers.