There has been an ever-growing push to transform into a world where carbon emission is none existent. Recently, the government has been injecting cash into evolving green technology and development. This has been in a hope to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and to help with the UK’s new target to be net zero by 2050. Alongside this,there will be a need for up to around 1.7 million new green jobs along with many workers needing to ‘boost their skills’. As these jobs will require a higher level of skill and a higher level of training, they are set to be higher paid then jobs in current high-carbon industries.
In a bid to help push the UK into net-zero and encourage workers to switch from their current carbon industries and new workers to want to strive to be involved in the net zero industry, workers could be paid 18% higher than the UK’s average salary. Not to mention also 30% higher than the average yearly wage offered by current high-emitting sectors! Furthermore, as implied, green jobs will have the need for higher qualifications than high-carbon jobs currently. This is resulting in the possibility that the government will fund at least 2,800 net-zero PhDs, in a hope to invest in an incentive for learners and employers to gain the qualifications necessary.
Therefore there is no doubt that UK green jobs are a great career opportunity to have a look in to and a great way to make a contribution in getting a job that helps prevent the potential of the effects we are having on the world now, to not be irreversible. Do you think a green job would be something that you would be interested in?