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What are Green Skills?

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge |

With COP26 due to begin at the end of the month, we’ve been thinking about green skills.

Green skills are skills that are needed to support a sustainable society and recent research, in partnership with EMSI, reveals they are increasingly being requested in job postings across the county.

The list of the hard green skills in highest demand has revealed that Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability and Auditing are highly requested, while soft green skills such as Management, Planning and Communications are similarly in high need.

The growing demand for green skills in the job market is reflecting the growing global concerns of the impact of unsustainable activity within the workplace. With activities like deforestation, land use changes and the burning of fossil fuels increasing atmospheric CO2 levels by 48% since the industrial revolution began, it is clear that behaviours need to change.

At The Skills Network we are leading on the mission to change behaviour through the development of our training provisions, allowing all people, from all places, to upskill with our new Climate Sustainability course.

Top Hard Green Skills in Demand Nationally

  1. Sustainability
  2. Environment Health And Safety
  3. Auditing
  4. Supply Chain
  5. Finance
  6. Risk Analysis
  7. Warehousing
  8. Pharmaceuticals
  9. Pumps
  10. Environmental Science

Top Soft Green Skills in Demand Nationally

  1. Management
  2. Communications
  3. Planning
  4. Customer Service
  5. Innovation
  6. Operations
  7. Leadership
  8. Sales
  9. Research
  10. Infrastructure

  11. Our new suite of fully accredited training courses in Sustainability, cover key topics related to environmental sustainability including the control of global warming, reducing carbon emission and efficient energy management, with embedded case studies and activities throughout.

    Our sustainability content is delivered through a Level 2 Certificate in Sustainability and Sustainability Impact for Work. The content has been developed to align with the UN’s 17 sustainable Development Goals, addressing the global challenges we face including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity and peace and justice.

    So, develop your green skills today, to open doors to employment opportunities AND make the world a better place.

    Check out our new sustainability course here