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Winds of change could create 2million green jobs by 2030 – how you can go eco

THE cost-of-living crisis and energy price hikes are forcing all of us to consider living more sustainably.

Next week sees the UK’s first Green Careers Week, encouraging people to go eco with their job.

A green job can be any role that contributes to preserving or restoring the environment
Former scaffolder Paul Foster decided to retrain in the wind power sector

The Government has set a target of creating two million green jobs by 2030 and DWP Minister Guy Opperman said: “From renewable energy to recycling, from nuclear to new green start-ups, there are vacancies across the country in a variety of sectors that will help people to get their first step on the green career ladder.”

While there are well-known ones in sectors such as renewable energy, organic farming and forestry, a green job can be any role that contributes to preserving or restoring the environment and our planet.

The week was launched following research showing that 60 per cent of young people are worried about climate change and 45 per cent consider sustainable sectors to offer a more secure career path.

Here we look at how you can get into a green career . . .

Apprenticeships: Options range from entry-level up to degree level in areas such as environmental consultancy, business sustainability, forestry, and turbine technology.


Skill bootcamps: These offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks and a fast track to an interview with a local employer in sector specific skills such as electric vehicle charging, green heating technology and smart meter installation.

Former scaffolder Paul Foster decided to retrain in the wind power sector.

The 33-year-old, from North Shields, Tyne & Wear, said: “I wanted to move into an industry and job that I could stick with and progress in.

“A couple of friends were working in the wind sector and it sounded great.”

He completed a skills bootcamp with AIS Survivex in Newcastle, and adds: “Everything is moving towards renewable energy now and there seems to be lots of potential opportunities for future work.

“The Green Skills Bootcamp run by AIS Survivex is perfect because it offers comprehensive training by industry professionals and gives you all the qualifications you need.”


Free courses for jobs: These give adults without A levels or equivalent the opportunity to access better jobs and boost their earning potential by gaining green skills, such as turbine maintenance and in sustainability and renewable energy.



Marc Jarrett reveals his top tips for you to get networking

NETWORKING is essential for climbing the career ladder but a quarter of workers claim to hate it.

Tomorrow is Global Networking Day so here British Networker of the Year Marc Jarrett, from the Emjay Consultancy, reveals his top tips to get you started.

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Networking is universal. We are all hardwired to grow our tribes by engaging in this process.

Networking is not about you. It’s about them. Take an interest in others and they will reciprocate.

Listen twice as much as you talk. We have two ears and one mouth for a reason.

Networking is like opening a bank account. You cannot make a withdrawal until you have made a deposit.

Don’t like networking in person? Use social media and WhatsApp groups. There are around two billion people already doing the same.

Networking online offers you globality. The whole wide world is our proverbial oyster.


GET your career motoring with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

The firm is hiring 1,454 graduates as well as 450 undergrads for placements in retail, HR, revenue management, legal and marketing teams.

As long as you can demonstrate customer service, teamwork and leadership skills, you can apply from any university, degree and attainment level.

Ashley Hever, Enterprise’s talent acquisition director, said: “The Management Training Programme is the starting point to long-term careers here that can take people to the very top of the business.

Most of our country heads started their career as a management trainee, and so did I. Once you’re on board, the sky’s the limit.”

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Apple is now the world’s most attractive employer, knocking Google off the top spot

APPLE is now the world’s most attractive employer, after knocking Google off the top spot for the first time in 13 years.

The annual survey from Universum shows tech firms dominate the chart, but while workers are looking for a good work-life balance, the economic slowdown means companies are becoming choosier on who they hire.

“We expect 2023 will be a year of rebalancing,” said Mats Röjdmark, Universum chief executive officer.

“In 2023 employees will need to ‘give’ as much as they ‘get’.”

The top ten most attractive employers are:

  1. Apple
  2. Google
  3. Microsoft
  4. Amazon
  5. L’Oréal Group
  6. Deloitte
  7. JP Morgan
  8. Goldman Sachs
  9. EY
  10. KPMG

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