You don’t have to be a member of Greenpeace or a die-hard activist to get involved with a green job.
Even if you’re just curious about green issues or are interested in getting involved in this growth sector then there could be an environmental job for you. And with money being invested in this area, it could actually be a savvy career move.
A growth sector
Earlier this month, a new National Skills Academy (NSA) for Environmental Technologies launched, aiming to provide over 600,000 technicians, including plumbers, electricians and heating engineers, with environmental technology skills. However, as green issues impact our lives more than ever before there are environmental jobs that cover many industries.
Every sector from the media through to science, engineering, manufacturing, IT, teaching, training, sales and management has jobs being created with an environmental skew. And even if you don’t spend your weekends chained to the fences outside parliament to protest about green issues, if you’re interested in the environment then it is possible to incorporate it into your job search.
As with all growth areas, as the government looks to support greener jobs it’s likely that more money will be ploughed into this area with increases in salaries in order to attract the top talent to the sector.
It’s also likely to not only survive but thrive during the current tough economic climate. John Salt, website director of totaljobs.com, recommended this sector and said: “Right now, it’s hard to say where the next pick up industry will come from, but you could do a lot worse than look at something like renewable energy and the green sector as a whole. There’s strong growth there.”
So, even if green isn’t your colour it might be time to try a change of hue, especially as an increasing number of jobs are going to be created in this field over the next few years.