As the UK economy becomes greener, some industries need help adapting their products and processes to reduce their emissions. Others are working on green technology, (for e.g. electric vehicles, LED lighting) and some are discovering completely new green activities to tackle climate change.
All of this is creating exciting new job opportunities.
A career in this sector is perfect if you enjoy being active, working behind the scenes and seek a varied but rewarding role.
From countryside ranger apprentice, apprentice smart energy expert, solar panel installer, recycling operative and wind turbine technician to electric vehicle engineer, data analyst and farm manager, the jobs are varied. The green job you take will depend on your interests, skills, experience and qualifications.
Useful skills and qualifications to support entering or transferring into a green job include:
- GCSEs including Maths and English
- an accredited qualification at Level 3 or above
- a full driver’s license
- problem solving
- customer service
- understanding of health and safety
- understanding of nature conservation
WHICH SECTORS COULD YOU BE WORKING IN?
Green jobs are available across a number of sectors, including:
- Energy and Mining
- Fashion Technologies
- Renewables and the environment