Energy and renewables

Wind turbines

Energy Industry Guide - a guide from the Business & IP Centre at the British Library containing directories, market research, statistics and internet sources relating to the energy industry

Energy Institute: Careers - information on working in the energy industry, including job profiles, information on graduate schemes, and the Institute's Future Skills guide

Careers in the Energy Sector: What Does the Future Hold? (The Guardian) - article about careers in sustainable business

Energy-Future - making sense of the energy industry

Energy Networks Association - is the trade association for the electrical industry in the UK.

Energy Saving Trust - social enterprise which offers impartial advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, use water more sustainably and save money on energy bills

Energy Voice - the latest news from the energy industry

How the Energy Industry Works - read this publication online or download your own copy

OU Energy (The Open University) - brings together the diverse range of energy-related research

Oil and Gas

Cogent: Oil and Gas Industry Factsheet [pdf] - data and statistics for the UK oil and gas industry

Cogent: Petroleum Industry Factsheet [pdf] - data and statistics for the UK petroleum industry

Department of Energy and Climate Change - Government Department covering oil and gas exploration, production, refining and marketing. Site contains useful background information about the industry.

Energy Institute (EI) - is a UK professional body and learned society whose aim is to promote the cost effective and environmentally responsible provision and management of energy in all its forms.

International Association of Drilling Contractors - professional organisation providing support and training to contractors in the oil & gas drilling industry.

Labour Market Intelligence Survey [pdf] (OPITO) - a downloadable report about the oil and gas industry

My Oil and Gas Career - the oil & gas industry's focal website for skills, learning and development, featuring guides to different areas of work within oil & gas, a career planning tool, profiles, case studies and more

Offshore Technology - the website for the offshore oil and gas industry. This site includes details of industry projects and an A-Z company index.

Oil and Gas UK
Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation, established in April 2007 but with a pedigree stretching back over 30 years.

Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) - promotes, for the public benefit, education in the scientific and technical aspects of petroleum exploration.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) - The Society provides the means for collection, dissemination, and exchange of technical information concerning the development of oil and gas resources. The site has a good careers section.

Subsea Oil & Gas Directory - a subsea business directory and search engine providing industry professionals with a massive collection of subsea company information

SubseaUK - champion for the UK subsea industry acting for the entire supply chain bringing together operators, contractors, suppliers and people in the industry.

UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) - Represents the oil refining and marketing industry in the United Kingdom . Site contains lots of useful information about current issues in the petroleum industry.

World Oil - covers the upstream oil and gas industry by "Defining Technology for Exploration, Drilling and Production

World Petroleum Council (WPC) is an oil and gas industry forum and international organization representing the petroleum sector worldwide


Cogent: Nuclear Industry Factsheet [pdf] - data and statistics for the UK nuclear industry

Careers at CERN - the recruitment site for CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research

Careers for Nuclear - provided by the National Skills Academy for Nuclear

Directory of UK Decommissioning Technologies & Capabilities (UKTI) - downloadable list of relevant (nuclear-related) companies

National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) - plays a key role in reducing the cost of clean-up and decommissioning, maintaining critical skills and attracting talented new people to the industry

Nuclear Graduates (NDA) - two-year graduate scheme sponsored by major players in the nuclear industry

Nuclear Industry Association is the trade association and representative voice of the UK's civil nuclear industry

UK Atomic Energy Authority


All-Energy, the UK's largest renewable energy event

Carbon Trust - independent experts on carbon reduction and sustainability

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) - CAT is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. It covers environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing

HydroWorld - the latest hydro projects, hydropower technology & dam construction projects

National Hydropower Association

Renewable Energy Association

The Renewable Energy Centre – some useful links to Biofuel as well as other energy production

Renewable UK - the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries. Searchable directory of renewable energy employers in the UK

Renewables Info from The Engineer

Scottish Renewables is a member organisation dedicated to strengthening business relationships and committed to securing the best possible environment for the growth of renewable energy in Scotland.

Solar Power Europe

Wind Europe

Your Career in Offshore Wind Energy (The Crown Estate) - downloadable brochure

Mining and Quarrying

The Aggregates & Recycling Information Network (Agg-Net) - specialist website that serves the quarrying, recycling and natural stone industries

Careers in Quarrying (MPA) - developed by the Mineral Products Association

The Coal Authority ( - owns, on behalf of the country, the vast majority of the coal in Great Britain, as well as former coal mines

Directory of Mines & Quarries (Minerals UK) - downloadable directory, 2010 edition

Infomine - information on mining, the mining industry, mining technology and mineral exploration - mining news from around the globe