One of the UK’s biggest barriers to Net Zero

Article posted

21st Jul 2023

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3-5 min read


Mollie Pinnington

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While there are many hurdles the government and companies have to make in order to reach net zero one of the biggest ones seems to be the lack of skilled workers in green jobs. Reports have shown that the UK needs a full turnover of technical and vocational training to meet net zero goals.

The country cannot currently meet net zero goals as there is a lack of skilled workforce in the green sector. This not only applies to workers in the green industry but to every business. Companies are struggling to reduce carbon outputs as they do not have the workers to implement green change.

The energy industry has suggested that reforms are made within the education and training system to adapt to the type of workforce we need. This has been suggested through well-funded education systems that will be able to create a workforce that is qualified to make and implement the changes needed throughout society to help us reach net zero.

What can your business do to help create a green workforce?

To help business reach net zero it is going to be likely you are going to have to introduce new job roles within your company to get you there. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to hire a whole new team.


Educate current employees

As a business owner, you should be looking towards job transition when it comes to net zero. This means you could retrain your current staff or workforce instead of hiring new staff. This way you don’t have to get rid of employees, but you are also adding to the green workforce.


Offer vocational job opportunities

Consider offering apprenticeships either for your current employees or when hiring new employees.  This way you can get highly skilled workers that are trained in the way your business works and can also implement the initiatives your business needs.


How can we help with barriers to net zero?

At Resolve Net Zero we offer a range of services that can help your business work towards a net zero future. We can help you with energy-efficient infrastructure such as solar panels or voltage optimizers. We can also help reduce the amount of gas you use with energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. As well as this we can also help implement a carbon strategy within your workplace and help with educating employees.

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