Spotlight on Green Jobs
Earlier this year, WorldSkills UK brought together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire young people from all walks of life to consider the vocational pathways which will lead them to green careers.
As climate change and environmental concerns top the social, political and youth agenda, we focused on green jobs in the fourth of our series of Spotlight Talks. The government’s ambition to create 2 million jobs in the green economy by 2030 is an exciting opportunity for young people to develop skills which will help accelerate the UK towards net-zero.
Sessions are broken down into 30-minute slots and contain live Q&As, videos and expert career advice. Examples of the topics explored include:
- The switch to electric vehicles and how it will revolutionise the skills needed in the automotive industry
- New methods of designing and building houses to be more energy efficient is opening up new routes into the construction industry
- How STEM skills are fundamental to addressing the challenges of climate change.