Six green apprenticeships will be marked with the Coronation emblem in recognition of their sustainability credentials
Six green apprenticeships have been hand-picked by industry experts to mark the Coronation in recognition of their sustainability credentials.
The apprenticeships have been selected for their contribution to creating a low carbon economy by ensuring the country’s workforce is equipped with the skills needed to support the transition to net zero.
The six apprenticeships are:
- Countryside Worker (level 2)
- Forest Craftsperson (level 3)
- Low Carbon Heating Technician (level 3)
- Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician (level 3)
- Sustainability Business Specialist (level 7)
- Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner (level 4)
The apprenticeships were designed by employers working with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE), who considered the impact of each occupation on the environment and future workforce.
The apprenticeships were selected from a list of over 200 identified by IfATE’s expert green skills panel, showcasing the variety of green apprenticeships available.
Skills and employment leaders from major UK employers including HS2 Ltd, Royal London, Fujitsu, NG Bailey, Morgan Sindall, Network Rail and Sainsburys, collaborated as part of a Trailblazer group, led by legal firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, to develop the new apprenticeship standard.
HS2 Ltd was one of the first UK-based companies to recruit for the new Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner apprenticeship.
Julie Venn-Morton, HS2’s senior legacy manager for the West Midlands, who was part of the Trailblazer group, said: “We’ve committed to creating 2,000 apprenticeships for people of all ages, and we knew this would be a valuable addition to the range of skills and employment opportunities we offer.
“This role is instrumental in how we support the government’s drive to reach net zero and plays a valuable role in the work we do supporting communities affected by HS2’s construction.”