Decarbonisation across the UK economy will rely on engineering solutions and a skilled engineering workforce. Much of the workforce tasked with delivering that transformation is already in employment, while many are now in education.
The Net zero workforce report summarises recent reports on the ‘green jobs’ and engineering skills required to meet this challenge and presents recommendations for addressing some of the issues found.
Several issues were identified, including:
It is clear from the review that there is a strong demand for engineering skills. For some industries this aligns with expected rates of retirement, while elsewhere re-skilling is a major challenge.