We all seem to be talking far more about how to reduce our carbon impact and improve sustainability at work but how is that affecting jobs and recruitment?

As part of the research for this post, I have been reading multiple reports and I want to share with you three job titles that although I have an inclination as to what they do, I am having to do further reading to fully understand the job functions and the skills required to do the job.

Biodiversity Managers, Pollution Remediators & Carbon Sequencing Experts.

The shift is going to be enormous and although I struggle to believe the UK is going to reach the targets it set by 2030, especially with the skills that are going to be required for many of these new roles not yet existing or are still at university academic level rather than embedded in the workforce, we are going to have to see radical retraining programmes and investment in production cycles to see the change that is needed.

The consultation on the North Essex Coast Wind farms closes next Friday 14th of July and although it will be years before the construction phase, there are already skill sets required for environmental impact assessments, support with project planning and also surveying and although none of these job functions will be entirely environmentally centred, significant sustainability knowledge will be needed to be able to research and report. This is an expansion of the existing project will see an additional 70 wind turbines, adding to the current 140 that sit 20km off the Essex Coastline.

As these windfarms expand and the use of oil impacts jobs, there will be a reskilling of engineers that work on the Oil platforms in the North Sea, to work on installation and maintenance of these turbines.

If you get a chance have a read of the Government’s 10-point plan for the Green Industrial Revolution and you will see where many of the new jobs and skills are going to be needed.

Our team of recruiters are already experienced in Waste & Recycling Management and we supply candidates to this sector as it continues to demand operatives in its picking areas. Although this industry has invested in machinery, some areas remain highly manned and need a continuous flow of semi-skilled workers, who also need to have a basic understanding of what and why they are picking out certain plastics and any metals that have been missed by the automated processes.

If you want to expand your team and need recruiters who understand the requirements for sustainable specific industry sectors and the need for a continuous staff flow, get in touch today.