According to a 2021 study by Bath University (speaking to 10,000 young adults across 10 countries including the UK), two-thirds of the 16-25 year olds surveyed were worried about climate change and three-quarters felt the future was frightening. Almost half said the way they feel about climate change adversely affects their day-to-day lives. Young people want (and need) to be involved in finding solutions to our environmental challenges, so it’s vital that we provide opportunities to show them how they can play an active role within the world of work. Knowing how they can find careers that play a significant part in improving our environmental credentials should contribute towards restoring their confidence in a positive and sustainable future.
The Bulmershe School will be celebrating Green Careers Week from Mon 6th – Fri 10th November and as part of this focus, would like students to understand the wide variety of opportunities that exist in within the STEM Green careers sector.
A green career can be any job, role or occupation that contributes to preserving or restoring the environment and our planet. Two Million Green jobs will be made available in the UK by 2030 and we need our students to get enthused and trained through a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Here are some of the examples of STEM Green Jobs;
- Coastal defence engineer
- Climate change specialist
- Wind turbine technician
- Solar panel installer
- Farm manager
- Environmental consultant,
- Waste management specialist
- Packaging designer
They are all green careers in the STEM industry and that is only a tiny fraction of the jobs and roles that classify as "green careers"
To find out more about Green Careers Week, have a read of our Parents' Guide: