What training do you need to choose in order to work in the energy sector?

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Whether using renewable or non-renewable resources, the energy sector is always recruiting at several levels. A large number of interventions and professionals are needed to bring projects to fruition. What training do you need to enter the industry?

In summary:

To work in the energy sector:

  • Train at a school specializing in this field, or at an engineering school.
  • Opt for a CAP related to the energy sector.
  • Choose a short 2-3 year course if you want to get into a profession faster.
  • Earn a diploma at bac + 5 level to gain access to more job opportunities.

Why train to work in the energy sector?

If you want to train for a career in the energy sector, you have to love it. Conversely, discovering an interest in this sector obliges you to undergo the appropriate training required to work in the field.

Working in the energy sector does indeed require specific skills and expertise, which are instilled in you through dedicated training courses and programs. Since you can work at many different levels and in many different branches of the industry, you need to choose a training program that will enable you to work in the branches you prefer.

As training courses in the energy sector are very specific, following them gives you the status of a professional. Customers and companies call on you to carry out well-defined, related services as and when required.

What training courses should you choose to work in renewable energies?

There are many jobs in the renewable energies sector, and the training courses on offer to enter them are just as numerous. Depending on what you want to do and your career goals, you can choose from a wide range of courses, from CAPS to long cycles of higher education.

There are also many specialties on offer in the bac pro and in higher education establishments to train you in this field. You can learn about energy transition, eco-construction, thermal energy and nuclear power, among other topics.

Training to become an installer

If you’re more adept at manual work and want to work in the energy sector as an installer, you can opt for a CAP. Simply choose one to become an installer. If you’ve already made up your mind in high school, a vocational baccalaureate geared towards the field is also an alternative.

Baccalaureate + 2 or Baccalaureate + 3 courses

For quicker access to a career in the energy sector, you can choose a short 2 to 3 year course after the baccalauréat. This usually involves a BTS, normally equivalent to a bac + 2, or a licence, equivalent to a bac + 3. Given the branches available, you have the choice of doing a BTS in fluids, technical sales, or others.

Renewable energies engineering courses

With the promotion of environmental protection and limiting the effects of climate change, many engineering schools are offering training in renewable energies. Generally, you have more options.

If you wish to obtain the title of engineer, you can decide to follow an engineering program accredited by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur. ECE is an engineering school where you can follow such a program. To work as an engineer in the renewable energies sector, all you have to do is choose the major you prefer.

A Master of Science or MSc is also an excellent alternative for a long course leading to a 5-year degree. At ECE, we also offer various MSc programs that you can easily find by accessing our website. To find out more about our school and the programs we offer, please visit our FAQ page.

Why train in energy at ECE?

Specializing in digital engineering, our school is concerned with today’s global climatic and environmental challenges. To enable you to enter these fields and work as an engineer, we have developed programs to train you in them.

Among other things, you can take an MSc in sustainable energy futures, which will give you a 5-year degree. To qualify as a renewable energy engineer with your Bac + 5 diploma, join our engineering program and opt for the energy & environment major.

What are the ECE energy courses?

At ECE, it’s important for us to provide you with a comprehensive training program so that you can acquire the skills you need to practice the profession you really enjoy. If you are planning to work in the energy sector, ECE offers you the following courses:

  • home automation and building heating ;
  • environmental and energy policy and law;
  • Water management and treatment ;
  • introduction to energy conversion and storage ;
  • industrial risk management.
Updated 31 May 2024