IEMA has reacted to the government’s Powering Up Britain announcements.

IEMA is the UK’s largest professional body for workers in the environment and sustainability sector. It represents more than 20,000 professionals working to deliver a sustainable economy.

Sarah Mukherjee MBE, CEO of IEMA, said: “Today’s announcements make clear that there is no time to waste and all sectors need to work together on delivery of net zero.

“We are pleased to see so much emphasis from the government on net zero and its practical support for renewable energy.

“IEMA is delighted to be working with the government to support greater effort towards delivering green skills and training.”

IEMA’s work on apprenticeships and other non-degree level routes into work was mentioned on page 102 of the ‘Powering Up Britain – The Net Zero Growth Plan’, along with IEMA’s Green Careers Hub.

From page 102:

9. In 2023, industry (led by IEMA/CIEEM) and IfATE will explore how apprenticeships and other non-degree level routes to environmental management and regulation could be improved or created.

10.The group has discussed wider workforce issues, including attracting people into net zero roles, and addressing diversity and inclusion issues. As a first step, the group is collating and analysing a range of data and evidence available to identify potential actions.

11.Government will work with partners to ensure that net zero and green careers are considered in all relevant current and proposed careers campaigns across government and industry. This includes the Green Careers Hub, as well as supporting Powering Up Britain – The Net Zero Growth Plan 103 awareness raising of net zero and green careers by disseminating information to careers leaders and careers advisers in schools, colleges and in the community.


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