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Energy (Renewables)

The Renewable Energy Sector in Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway has considerable natural resources. These provide opportunities for the development of renewable energy sources, for example on and offshore wind energy. There is also the potential for growth in the community-led micro renewables sector.

Career and job opportunities in the Energy Sector

Career and job opportunities in the Energy Sector include:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Maintenance Technician
  • Engineering Operative
  • Gas Service Technician
  • Heating and Ventilation Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Smart Meter Installer
  • Thermal Insulation Engineer
  • Welder
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Building Control Officer
  • Building Surveyor
  • Cavity Insulation Installer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Plant Mechanic
  • Construction Plant Operator
  • Electricity Distribution Worker
  • Plumber
  • Structural Engineer
  • Technical Surveyor

Find out more from My World of Work about careers in Energy.

DYW DG and the Energy Sector

DYW DG works with leading trainers and providers in the region to address skill gaps and identify future workforce requirements.

Contact us to find out how we can help you with succession planning and getting more young people into your workplace.

Read our SPEN Case Study.

Find out more about Sector Forums in Dumfries and Galloway.


SRUC’s Barony Campus students were given a unique entrepreneur opportunity thanks to DYW DG and Chamber of Commerce partnership working and support for the introduction of the ‘Entrepreneur Aspire’ Award. SRUC looks forward to offering this entrepreneur opportunity next academic year, with a possible option to include other regions within Scotland. It is a pleasure to work with DYW DG, who are so enthusiastic and supportive of our students and their business aspirations for the future.

Julie Parker, Senior Tutor, SRUC Barony Campus

DYW DG has helped Bank of Scotland give young people in Stranraer new avenues in which to explore opportunities locally and in the wider region. Our talk at Stranraer Academy, arranged by DYW, gave students and parents the opportunity to understand the options available in the local area. With DYW's help and support, Bank of Scotland have been able to reach out to the local community and give young people in the area an idea of what retail banking involves.

Craig Daniel, Manager, Bank of Scotland, Stranraer branch

Before DYW approached us, we didn’t have the confidence to consider employing a young person straight from school. We didn’t know quite what to expect, or even where to start looking for the right young person. But with DYW’s help, it became a quick and easy process. DYW put in the time – they came to visit us, were always there with help and support, and their enthusiasm for the young people who came to visit us really shone through and helped us engage with them.

Murray Farm Care


As part of our School visit programme, working with DYW DG, we had the pleasure of attending Stranraer Academy. We received a very warm welcome and had a lovely day with the teachers and children. The children were so engaging and excited about the prospect of employment within the rail industry and we found the whole experience to be a humbling one. A huge thank you to DYW DG for organising!

Sandra Cahill, Project Manager, Scot Rail HR

DYW DG has helped Morrisons to make Stranraer's young workforce in aware of the good career options in supermarket retail, as well as opportunities for career progression. With DYW’s help, we created a schools' presentation to highlight the opportunities available within Morrisons to school leavers and the young workforce, which gave local pupils a better understanding of how the food retail sector operates. I would definitely recommend a partnership with DYW DG and I look forward to working on other projects with the DYW D&G team.

Eleanor, People Manager, Morrisons, Stranraer