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Energy and Environment

The energy and environment sector is thriving within Berkshire with a number of major industry players operating a strong presence within the area.  

A HIVE OF ACTIVITY

Home to cutting-edge research and innovation and equipped with a large pool of scientific, tech and analytics talent, Berkshire is the perfect location for new and established energy and environment companies to put down their roots and grow.

Berkshire is home to renowned global oil and gas exploration companies BG Group and Centrica, as well as a number of supply chain SMEs. The area forms part of a wider ‘west of Heathrow’ cluster of oil and gas exploration companies, attracted by the world-class connectivity provided by nearby Heathrow Airport.

What sets Berkshire’s energy and environment sector apart from others, is its world-leading expertise in specialisms such as Green Energy (with particular emphasis on Smart Grids), Environmental Analytics, Climate Change and Environmental Engineering.

KEY COMPANIES

Take a look at some of the companies making waves in Berkshire's energy & environment sector. 

IN NUMBERS

110 core energy & environment businesses
Approx. 3,000 employed across the sector in Berkshire
5x as many people employed in the oil industry compared to national average

BUZZING WITH RESEARCH & INNOVATION

The region’s burgeoning energy and environment sector is supported by a wealth of esteemed institutes, societies and centres. A handful of those championing industry research and pioneering innovation are listed below:

The Walker Institute for Climate System Research at the University of Reading delivers world-leading research at the frontiers of climate system science.

The Institute of Environmental Analytics, also at the University of Reading, is a unique flagship centre developing technology to translate environmental research into commercially relevant solutions.

The SSE Energy Research Laboratory carries out specific smart grid research in conjunction with bodies such as Thames Valley Vision, Marks and Spencer (energy efficiency) and The National Physical Laboratory. 

The Royal Meteorological Society located in Reading, is a professional and learned society for weather and climate professionals.

The School of the Built Environment at the University of Reading has gained international reputation for its research and education in areas of expertise such as energy systems and urban sustainability.

The European Centre for Medium Ranged Weather Forecasts based in Wokingham Borough, is an inter-governmental organisation which contributes significantly to climate change studies.

CAREERS IN THE ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT SECTOR

If a career in energy & environment sounds like it’s for you, there are various different ways to enter this dynamic sector.

You could specialise as an energy plant operative or environment professional.

Explore live energy & environment opportunities below.

Local Energy and Environment Jobs

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Local Energy and Environment Courses

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Apprenticeships in Engery and Environment

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