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Data & Research

February 2024

Data & Research

The latest Green Jobs data 

The Office for National Statistics has produced their latest set of estimates for green jobs for the period 2015 to 2020.  They estimate that 526,000 people are employed in green industries – 4% higher than in 2015, but 4% lower than its 2018 peak of 545,000.  Employment in Renewable Energy grew by 10,000 – driven primarily by offshore wind (+8,7000). 

More than 1-in-4 employees said that at least part of their job was “green”, while 4% said that most/all of their job was “green”.  Employees in Scotland (38%) and Wales (36%) were more likely than employees in England (24%) to describe any part if their job as “green”. 

Click here for the summary report.

NSAP Transmission and Distribution workforce planning analysis

This analysis of the workforce requirements of the UK’s electricity transmission and distribution industry covers the period 2024 to 2038.  It provides estimates of the current workforce structure (gender, ethnicity, disability, and age) and the likely impact of retirements and staff turnover on the requirement to recruit. 

This analysis is provided for 28 operational/technical/engineering/data job families – resulting in a “heat map” of occupations that have a high requirement to recruit and have a high difficulty in acquiring from the labour market. 

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Water Industry Workforce Resilience Research 

Energy & Utility Skills has undertaken a “skills deep dive” into three important areas of the water industry over the next decade: 

  • Nature-based solutions 
  • Net zero and bioresources 
  • Artificial intelligence, data and digital skills 

This report supports the achievement of the industry’s Net Zero 2030 Routemap and should be used by industry to determine the next steps in terms of ensuring that they – both as an industry and as individual employers – are able to attract, retain and develop the skills they will need to deliver a workforce fit for the future in these areas. 

Click here for the report.