Community energy specialist

Community energy specialist

“A community energy specialist reduces energy usage and purchasing, by managing and generating low carbon heat and power”

‘Community energy’ refers to people who come together to reduce energy use and purchase, manage and generate low carbon heat and power. Projects that meet this definition are often delivered collectively, with a focus on engagement, local leadership and positive outcomes for the local community. There are now thousands of these community groups across the country, and they require specialists to achieve their aims. The community energy specialist apprenticeship will prepare you to handle a host of tasks, from identifying appropriate renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies, to assessing funding requirements and proactively engaging in community and youth education around community energy. A community energy specialist is also required role at local authorities, housing associations, grid network operators and commercial energy companies.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk