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Representatives sought for new Green Apprenticeships Panel

3 December 2020

The Prime Minister has set out his Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, where he outlined the importance of building back better and greener when the country recovers from COVID-19.

Skills will play a big part in this green recovery. The government is now planning to create and support 2 million good quality, green jobs by 2030 to support the UK to transition to net-zero. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is setting up a new green apprenticeships advisory panel to ensure that apprenticeships are front and centre, and they are seeking representatives from the following sectors:

  • renewable energy
  • green transport (electric/hydrogen)
  • manufacturing
  • engineering
  • construction
  • agriculture
  • The panel will advise where existing apprenticeships could be made greener and where we have gaps that could be filled by new green apprenticeships.

    The panel will also feed into the new Green Jobs Taskforce set up by Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Education to develop an action plan for creating the necessary new green jobs and skills. The group will be hosted by IfATE and supported by representatives from BEIS, Department for Transport and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

    The deadline to apply is the 13th of December; for more information or to submit your application, see the IfATE website.