Green jobs wanted by 50% of young Brits: Jobs that help protect the planet are wanted by half of young Brits.
Renewable energy company Good Energy found in a new survey, which suggests sustainable sectors are thought of as being a more secure career path by 45% of young British people than those that pollute the environment.
Around 57% of young people, who took part in the survey of more than 1,000 people aged 18 to 34, would prefer to work for an environmentally-sustainable business and nearly 50% following the impacts of the pandemic worry about their future career.
10% thought sustainability and renewable energy are more attractive sectors for a future career than a job as a social media influencer or in retail, which was chosen by 8% of respondents.
Just 6% said a career in the fossil fuel sector attracted them, making the fossil fuels industry the least attractive sector to young people.
More than half of Brits think climate breakdown is the next big global crisis after Covid-19, the findings of the survey revealed.
Climate Scientist and Founder of Good Energy, Juliet Davenport said: “Young people understand the volatile position we are in and want government and business to act so that we move the date back before it is too late.
“We owe it to future generations to prioritise a green recovery today. For better jobs, greener lives and a more hopeful future.”
Green jobs wanted by 50% of young Brits