IER’s Peter Dickinson was part of a team of experts that presented scenarios for green jobs and skills at a workshop on the "Futures of Green Skills and Jobs Activities: Scenarios and R&I Policy Implications."
The study utilised data from the Labour Force Survey and the IER database of online job vacancy postings. It distinguished three types of green jobs.
Green jobs and the green economy in York
IER undertook an analysis of green jobs and skills on York. Based on a methodology developed by IER, the report identifies the number, occupations and sectors of green jobs currently in the York travel-to-work area. The analysis differentiates between different types of 'green' jobs, and provides estimates based on different definitions. The report, written by IER’s Peter Dickinson, Dr Jeisson Cardenas-Rubio and Professor Chris Warhurst, also includes an analysis of the skills required by these green jobs.
The conclusions contain a series of recommendations that York City Council could adopt in supporting residents, the workforce and employers in the transition to a net zero economy.
New IER project starts on digital and green skills for Industry 5.0
In January, IER’s new collaborative project ‘Bridges 5.0’ kicked off with a launch in Brussels attended by officials from the European Commission. The project seeks to identify the digital and green skills needed to support Industry 5.0 and then develop training pathways for companies to acquire these skills. The project is led by TNO in the Netherlands and involves 21 partners including high profile companies as well as other universities and, within Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group. For further details contact Chris Warhurst: email@example.com
A report from IER on defining and measuring green jobs for Skills Development Scotland has won praise. At the recent launch of the report, the Scottish Government was congratulated for adopting the ideas proposed by the IER team, which was led by Dr Jeisson Cardenas RubioLink opens in a new window and included colleagues from Strathclyde University.