WorldSkills UK

We are an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education and governments. Together, we are using international best practice to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education so more young people and employers succeed.

We have free inspirational careers resources to support learners explore essential and exciting green careers and skills.

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.
“We need to make it easier to be green by steering young people towards careers in areas like clean tech and decarbonisation. Our recent Spotlight event on green jobs brought together leading employers to inspire young people, explaining the vocational pathways that lead to green careers. Boosting the supply of world-class green skills can help cement the UK’s position as a leading destination for foreign investment. This will spur productivity, creating highly skilled, well paid, green jobs across our nations.”
Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann
CEO of WorldSkills UK

The Green Skills Report

Spotlight on Careers on demand

Explore how sustainability is integral to and influencing innovative careers and jobs in engineering & manufacturing, construction and digital in our new Spotlight on Careers series in partnership with BCS.

These shine a light on skills for today and tomorrow in four inspirational careers advisory episodes, to develop students’ talent and future-proof their careers. Designed for educators and students, we explore four particular industries, hearing from role models with a short interactive challenge thrown in along the way.

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