UK Schemes to Boost Green Jobs Market

An increase in the number of government and industry schemes will help to boost the UK's green jobs market, according to trade and professional body RenewableUK.

Nick Medic, head of communications at RenewableUK, noted that this will particularly be needed as the industry grows over the next ten years to provide more than 70,000 new jobs.

"As we have more and more employment posts, there is obviously going to be a need for the right type of candidates," he said.

He noted that such schemes have worked in Scotland where young people are being urged to consider a career in wind energy development or sustainable construction.

Earlier this month Acre Resources found that the green jobs market outperformed the rest of the market, experiencing five per cent growth since 2009.

Energy and climate change minister Greg Barker also recently stated on that more people should take up apprenticeship schemes in installation, retrofitting and design, building a "low carbon army".

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