We need to get the next generation excited about green jobs

Source: Edie.net, 8 April 2021

As we look towards a green economic recovery and the objective to build back better from the pandemic, there is a clear argument for aligning how we futureproof the country’s workforce with UK climate ambitions.

It’s important when you look at figures from the Office for National Statistics, which showed that 250,000 fewer people aged 16-24 are in education, employment or training than at the start of the pandemic. At the same time, we’re hearing that hundreds of thousands of jobs are needed to achieve a clean energy transition – our own research shows the UK needs 400,000 new jobs by 2050, from IT, business analysts and engineers, to roles in hydrogen, electric vehicles and carbon capture and storage, as the net-zero journey develops.

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