Celebrating the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Martin Baxter, Policy and External Affairs Director at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) said:

“The transition to the green economy of the future will require all businesses to play their part as we tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. Green jobs and skills are a key enabler that will ensure companies can maximise the opportunities and minimize risks on their journey to becoming truly sustainable.

Apprenticeships are a great way to blend practical experience with formal learning, allowing people to enhance their effectiveness while delivering business improvements. Green apprenticeships enable people to build a successful career and play their part in the sustainable economy of the future.”

Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for people to develop on-the-job experience with formal learning, whether through training courses or part-time degrees. IEMA is working with a range of universities and employers to ensure that apprenticeship programmes help upskill the workforce of the future with the green skills that are needed if we’re to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.


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