Facts & Figures
Average advertised wage £33.5K well above Staffordshire average pay for whole economy (£29.2K)
(Source: EMSI & Burning Glass 2021)
The UK Government has made an international commitment to be net zero by 2050.
To support this aim the Government’s jobs and skills agenda has a clear focus on the Green Economy and the vital role it can play in addressing climate change and supporting recovery from COVID.
Green innovation will lead to new green jobs across the economy with the UK government launching the new Green Jobs Taskforce to support the creation of 2 million skilled jobs nationally to build back greener and reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Our area is a centre of energy innovation and low carbon adoption, with national assets such as The Stoke-on-Trent District Heat Network and Keele University’s Smart Energy Network Demonstrator.
In Staffordshire there is expected to be high demand for roles in low-carbon heat, solar PV, retrofitting home insultation, electric vehicle transition and hydrogen technologies.
Top hard skills in demand:
Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Resource Management
ISO 14000 Series
Key Performance indicators (KPIs)
Top common skills in demand: