ERA Doctoral Researcher Programme

Training tomorrow’s energy leaders

ERA is working to meet the demands of the changing energy landscape by increasing the supply of highly-trained, skilled postgraduates across the spectrum of energy research. Utilising the current breadth of research in the region with over 500 academics and 1000 energy researchers, we want to develop the best energy researchers and create a talent pipeline to secure the UK’s position as a leader in energy research and innovation. 

The ERA Skills Academy aims to foster an active and engaging research culture, including using the researcher community as a source of innovation and ideas, and providing researchers with the skills to be active participants in delivering ERA’s energy research and innovation programme. By joining the ERA Skills Academy, you will receive regular updates on bespoke events and activities and be given the opportunity to co-create researcher development opportunities.

Join over 1,000
ERA energy researchers

Benefits of joining ERA Skills Academy



  • Access to dynamic network of researchers tackling huge societal challenges
  • Mentoring and support from leading academics
  • Access to first class research facilities and equipment across the ERA partnership
  • Free membership of the Chartered Energy Institute
  • Access to training provided by a number of ERA partners
  • Specially tailored events, workshops, and conferences