5 Reasons For Working In The Energy Sector
At Love Energy Savings, we are striving to give home and business energy customers all the information they need to make an informed decision regarding their gas and electricity. With this in mind, we invited Opus Energy to tell our readers why working in the energy sector is so great. Take a look at the following article which outines 5 top reasons for working in the industry...
Working in the energy industry probably hasn’t crossed the minds of a lot of people, but deciding to do so could be one of the best career decisions you could make. It can lead to a rewarding and enriching experience, and there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. I work as the HR Director, for Opus Energy – a business energy supplier based in Northampton and Oxford. In my time here, I’ve seen the company grow significantly, and as it has done so, it has opened up opportunities across all areas of the business. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider a career in the energy industry.
There is a common misconception that you need to have worked in the industry before you apply for a job at an energy company. And while it’s true that there are roles that require some specialist energy knowledge, this isn’t always the case. Just like any other company, there are departments that don’t need you to have an energy background - such as customer service, finance, marketing and IT. So it’s always worth checking for vacancies in your area of expertise.
Working in an energy company is fast-paced and exciting. For example, at Opus Energy, we’ve acquired almost 80,000 new customers just in the span of 2 years. Naturally, this means that we’re always in need of resources to keep up, so there’s never going to be a shortage of work. So if you thrive in environments that keep you on your toes at all times, working for an energy company would be a good fit for you.
It’ll Give You a Chance to Grow
Compared to other industries, the energy industry will give you a chance to progress rapidly in your career. At our company, we’ve had people join us as Customer Service Advisors who have gone on to become Team Leaders progressing to Heads of department. This allows you to plan your own career progression chart, giving you a sense of direction as you grow in your role.
You’ll Acquire a Range of Skills
Due to the nature of roles on offer at an energy company, you can be certain of gaining new skills during your time there. Do your research when deciding what energy company you want to apply at, and read job descriptions carefully. If you get shortlisted for an interview, be sure to ask about the nature of tasks that will we assigned to you and the training support that will be available. Remember, transferable skills are a great thing to add to your CV, so it’s important that your role gives you the chance to develop them.
It’s a Great Place to Start
If you’re fresh out of university and haven’t decided on a career yet, an energy company will give you a good starting point. You may start off in one department and then find your interests have shifted. If you’ve joined a company that encourages internal applications, then you will find applying to another department much easier. At Opus Energy, we move people across teams depending on their skillsets. It’s a great way to ensure we’re getting the best out of our employees.
The energy industry is a fast-moving and challenging place, but it’s also exciting with a lot of room for you to grow. If you’re interested in a career with a growing, progressive company, take a look at our website.