The independent Green Jobs Taskforce has issued a call to action to support the ambition to create two million skilled jobs by 2030.
Convened by the Business and Education departments in November 2020 the Taskforce has released a new report detailing a number of recommendations for the UK government, industry and skills sector to ensure a green industrial revolution is delivered.
For those tech companies on a mission to find top software engineers, developers, data scientists or Board level executives right now, a lot of factors are in play that are making this extremely tough (something of an understatement).
If you already have recent, direct, experience of this you will have found job postings plus wider recruitment activities returning few suitable applicants; stiff competition for the attention of top flight candidates; salaries that are several levels beyond those being paid pre-Covid.
Here are some of the factors that have led to this:
Domestic demand side response (DSR) can reduce bills by 25%, the UK’s largest trial has found.
The FLATLINE pilot project looked at the viability of a demand-side approach to energy management, using batteries in conjunction with smart energy management systems to allow demand to be ‘time-shifted’ to better align with generation.
London is home to more software developers than any other European city, with over 359,000 full stack developers across the capital, according to research by Atomico and Stack Overflow. London retains its spot as the largest tech hub for professional developers, followed by Paris (267,000), Amsterdam (216,000) and Cologne (165,900).
AI is more than a trend in investment activity. Uniquely, AI is a sub-sector of technology which is set for a development surge as technologies associated with AI advance and the reliance on AI products for businesses across all sectors to stay competitive grows.
A strong growth in market interest in medical technology (MedTech) and biotechnology (Biotech) companies, driven by an ageing population, a global pandemic and increased healthcare spending, has seen the UK leading the way in the development of: medical devices; diagnostics and monitoring software; digital health tech; pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and genomics.
A new AI tool designed to support fleet electrification has been launched by fleet management software firm Teletrac Navman. The tool can advise fleet operators on how many and what type of chargers are required, as well as the cost of the chargers and where they would be lest located.
Most people want to help the climate crisis, not least of all to protect the future of their own children. The recent findings of a YouGov poll, showed that 80% of women and 70% of men are keen to play a part in tackling climate change.
People from all ages and regions over the UK are seeking employment with some environmental purpose. Working for organisations that are actively reducing their carbon footprint or supporting net zero goals in some ways is attractive.