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What to Study Now to Start a Career in Renewable Energy by 2027

by Tenzing Tsewang

04/03/2024

Overview

Did you know that Australia's renewable energy sector is growing rapidly and is in need of people with a range of different skills? In this article, we look at the study you can do before leaving school to ensure you're working in the industry for real by 2027 and how the Wandr career finder platform can help you in this regard.

Imagine this - It's 2027, and you're working at the forefront of a revolution in an industry that turns sunshine, waves and breezes into power. Sounds like one of the most interesting career options around, right? Well, it could be you as the next generation that represents Australia's future!

The question, "What career should I do?" is a big one for you right now, but you shouldn't be too worried as there are so many paths to explore. The renewable energy sector is one of the most exciting to pursue, and the good news is that you can start preparing the ground now thanks to the Wandr career finder platform (something we get to a little later).

While it might seem like a long way away now, every big journey starts with a small step. Now's the time to be bold and curious and embrace the unexpected, and the future is certainly bright! In fact, it's waiting for you to light it up! Ready to learn more? Stay with us as we explore careers in the industry.

Why Renewable Energy In Australia Isn't Just a Buzzword

When you're investigating possible career paths, you have to consider renewable energy. It's not just a buzzword but the real deal when it comes to everyone's future. That's an easy thing to say, of course, so to give you some kind of idea of where the energy sector is headed, let's look at some of the ways in which the experts in this field are powering the homes of the future.

  • Sun Power - It's great when the sun comes out, right? However, it's not just for sunbathing! This perpetually burning ball of fire in the sky offers an endless, clean supply of power. Currently, 14% of Australia's electricity comes from the sun, and that's only going to increase!
  • The Might of the Wind - The wind flexes its muscles every day, around the clock. It's there, almost silently moving the trees, and it can also be turned into usable power thanks to the wind farms we see growing across the country. 11% of our power comes from the wind.
  • Waves of Potential - The career options you think of when it comes to the sea mainly centre around surfing, but there's also wave power that harnesses water movement and powers the laptop or phone you're using right now! Hydropower accounts for 6% of Australia's energy.

Being green and clean matters, as it helps us to say goodbye to smoky skies and polluted air. Of course, you've got to think of your career path and your own future, but this kind of work is about keeping our beaches and bushland as nature intended while combatting climate change.

Renewable energy isn't just about keeping the lights on; it's about powering our future in the coolest, cleanest, and most creative ways possible. So, what can you do right now to realise a career in this intriguing industry right now while you're still in high school?

The Study You Can Be Doing Now to Help Your Career

The renewable energy sector in Australia is a broad one that requires a diverse array of skills and abilities. As such, there are many career options to go after. Let's take a look at the studying you can be doing now to give you a head start against your competition!

Boosting Your Construction Know-How

Construction and trade skills are essential in the renewable energy sector, as infrastructure (wind turbines/hydro plants) needs building and maintaining. Their expertise in areas like electrical work, welding, and engineering keeps the hardware used ticking along. Renewable technologies are cutting-edge, for sure, but they still rely on the basics.

Want to learn about jobs and skills needed to work Australia's construction sector? Try out our Kickstarter course on the subject.

IT Skills Keep The Tech Side of Renewables Running

In the renewable energy realm, IT skills are worth their weight in gold. In fact, they represent the secret sauce that makes energy systems more efficient and smarter, whether talking about security or operational software. Pursue this career path, and you can geek out whilst saving the planet! If you’re a computer-minded person, it could be the option for you!

Want to brush up on your abilities because you’re considering an IT role in renewable energy as one of your career options? Try a Wandr Essentials course in IT!

Renewable Energy Needs Business Managers, Too!

While career guidance might not initially flag up renewable energy as an associated option for someone with business management skills - it very much is! There's a lot of project management to be done in the sector, with smart decisions needing to be made with regard to logistics, personnel and money. Business managers have a big role to play in making all plans sustainable and savvy.

If this is one of those career jobs that you find interesting but need to develop your skills in this area, try out our Kickstarter in Business Management course.

Branding & Marketing Spreads the Message About Renewables

The more you explore careers in renewable energy, the more you realise that there's a wide range of abilities needed. Another associated field is branding and marketing, as there's a job to be done in changing perceptions around these new technologies. In a marketing or branding role, you'll use your creative skills to show people just how important adopting them is for everyone's sake.

Thinking that branding could be the path for you? Why not spend your spare time working on your abilities with our Branding Essentials course?

So, it's pretty evident that careers in this sector are many and varied and with the Wandr learning, discovery and career finder platform, you can gain important skills now. This prepares you for future success and sets you on a path to hit your target of working in the industry by 2027!

Need Career Ideas and inspiration? Let Wandr Provide It

If you're approaching the end of high school and you've not got a Scooby Doo about what you want to do when you leave, we understand. It’s difficult to choose a career path, with so much information whizzing around your head - and that’s not even taking into account your exams.

That’s why we created the Wandr platform, which offers an opportunity to try industries and roles in them on for size. Without having to make a commitment on such a big decision, you get a relaxed and information-rich place to find your feet and your true calling.

Renewable energy careers not for you? Then you can try getting up close and personal with many other industries with our self-pace courses that include…

  • Criminology & Law
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Graphic Design & FX
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Cyber & Tech
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Aged care work
  • Photography
  • Beauty & Fashion

With our help, you get the career ideas and inspiration you need and a really good feel for what it's like to work in each industry. What's more, our expert mentors have real-world insight and can give you amazing career guidance, as they've been there, seen it and done it already!

Find Confidence in Your Career Direction With Wandr

Choosing the direction you want to take when leaving high school is an important one, but you don't have to leave it to chance. Rather than going on a hunch, you can get the inside track on a range of professions, giving you the confidence to know that you're on the right career path - or, indeed, let you know early enough that you need to reconsider.
To find out more about Wandr training or learn more about our 1-to-1 expert mentoring, visit us today at www.wandr.au. Alternatively, you could always have a chat with our friendly team by calling 1300 611 404 or emailing support@wandr.au? They're ready and waiting to give you the help you need.

by Tenzing Tsewang

04/03/2024

Overview

Did you know that Australia's renewable energy sector is growing rapidly and is in need of people with a range of different skills? In this article, we look at the study you can do before leaving school to ensure you're working in the industry for real by 2027 and how the Wandr career finder platform can help you in this regard.

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