How Will Green Careers Affect The Recruitment Sector In The Next 10 Years?
It’s Green Careers Week and we’re exploring the impact of green careers and how green-fingered workers across the globe will affect the future of recruitment.
Green Careers Week along with the latest COP27 climate summit by United Nations (UN) aims to provide a platform for organisations and governments to push the importance of green careers and the benefits they provide in combating the current climate crisis and global temperature rises.
Green Careers Week is more than just promoting eco-conscious careers or your organisation’s climate stand, it’s about raising aspiration, supporting diversity, challenging stereotypes, and promoting real opportunities for young people to have a career that will genuinely make a difference.
Did you know according to a recent study by Bath University, around 60% of young people are ‘worried’ or ‘extremely worried’ about climate change?
This week aims to give an insight into and exploration of the current and future careers which will help the planet move towards net zero with reduced impact on the environment in all areas of society.
The future of recruitment
There’s hundreds of ways the recruitment sector will be affected by green careers, many connected to the environment and improving the sustainability of almost all areas of our lives. According to Global Citizen in a recent article, there are six main areas where green careers or careers and jobs where environmental protection will be a priority.
- Green Design Building: recycled or sustainable products, elements or processes into everyday manufacturing techniques and products – including clothes, buildings and technological products.
- Environmental Scientist: scientists will need to work on predicting climate change for all areas of the globe between 2020 and 2029.
- Green Home Architect / Builder: there will be an increase in the need to make new and existing homes more environmentally-friendly, reduce the energy consumption and use less-impactful materials.
- Sustainability Consultant Engineers: experts will need to provide audit expertise and assessments to help make organisations and companies more environmentally efficient and reduce their carbon footprint.
- Wave Power Engineer: harnessing the power of sea movement to create energy will become important as the UK has plenty of places where this could be applied.
- Urban Agriculture: using technology to harness the power of vertical farming and growing crops in small patches of urban land
Why is this important?
The world is changing, decades of burning fossil fuels to travel, heat our homes and power industry has changed in the planet’s eco-system and so new technology is needed to help the earth to re-balance.
Technology and engineering can create life-supporting energy with no additional carbon burden on the world as well as provide insights into solving some of the world’s most urgent problems such as the UK governments aim to reach net zero in all sectors of the economy by 2050.
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