Young job seekers will be able to explore career opportunities in the renewable energy industry at a special fair to be held in Abu Dhabi later this month.

The Green Career Fair is to be held at the ADNEC Conference Center, on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), from January 18 to January 21.

The fair, which is organized by the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, will give young people the chance to network with companies, receive career guidance, and explore employment oppor­tunities.

More than 7.7 million people were employed in renewable energy industries globally at the end of 2014, according to latest reports from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Among the companies that will be at the event are GE, KEO International Consultants, Action Energy Partners, Monster Gulf, Green Services Solutions, the UAE Ministry of Energy, Schneider Electric and AECOM.