Low Carbon Economy

Global warming means that going ‘green’ is a must. The ways we generate, distribute and consume energy are being reviewed and ‘green’ solutions looked for. This means that the demand for low carbon products and services is growing.

Greater Merseyside has a number of natural assets, in particular, wind and wave energies, as well as environmental technologies that already employ 9,000 people.

By 2016 it is hoped that up to 12,000 more jobs can be created in renewable energy, environmental technologies and services, waste management, recycling and research and development. In addition lots of existing jobs – plumbers, electricians, builders, manufacturers- will need to change to meet the needs of a low carbon economy.

It’s difficult to know exactly what skills will be needed as the jobs in this sector are so diverse e.g. nature conservationist, soil scientist, wind-turbine maintenance – the list goes on and on. Many, but not all, jobs will require a degree level qualification, often in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subject. Employers will also be looking for the following skills and attributes:

  • being a good team worker
  • having a creative and enquiring mind
  • being a good problem solver
  • being a good communicator
  • having good ICT skills
  • an interest in the environment

‘Green’ jobs will appear in the Knowledge Economy and the SuperPort project too.

If you want to find out more about the opportunities in the Low Carbon Economy please follow the links:

To find current jobs in the Low Carbon Economy sector, look at the Useful Website links on this page or search the following websites:

Or click here for other places to look for local jobs.

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