Exciting new job opportunities in the renewable and sustainable energy market are now opening up all the time.
A background in construction, electrical installation or plumbing may benefit those looking to enter the industry but is not essential. A passion for new technologies and creating a greener environment will help you to develop a career in the sector. Some employers may require GCSEs in maths and English.
Sustainable construction is about encouraging people to live and work with resource efficiency in mind. Understanding new techniques and ways of working with new materials can help implement this approach. Improved site management can help to reduce construction demolition and excavation waste going to landfill, reduce carbon emissions water and energy usage and ensure that products are responsibly sourced.
South Devon College launched the first phase of South West Energy Centre at the main college campus in May 2011 with initial courses in renewable technologies including Solar Thermal, Photovoltaic systems & installation and training in Air and Ground Source Heat technologies.