11 JUNE 2024

Green skills: the growing demand for sustainable careers in the resources and waste sector

United Kingdom
From 11/06/2024 14:00:00 to 11/06/2024 15:00:00 local time
  • As we adopt more sustainable practices and support the transition to a circular economy, the resources and waste sector is experiencing huge pressure to change, driven by new technologies, requiring new and existing employees to adapt to digital working environments.


    The sector's transition is even more profound, given the portfolio of new policies that will impact the sector over the next five years. EPR, DRS, Simpler Recycling, food waste capture, ETS, carbon capture, and digital waste tracking will reshape our sector and our role in delivering net zero with increasing attention on re-use, repair, and waste prevention.


    The opportunities are evident - the CIWM suggests that 300,000 new (net) jobs will be needed over the next ten years. The pressing need to bridge the green skill gap in our industry is set to receive attention and support from the government.


    At the heart of this support is the government's Green Jobs Delivery Group and its plan, which will aim to give businesses confidence and support as they invest in upskilling, retraining, recruitment, and retention.

    • Are existing training schemes prepared to cope with growing demands?
    • Are green careers attractive to school leavers, and if not, what can we do about it?
    • Is there enough focus being placed on workforce planning across the sector?


    Join our webinar, as the panel of experts discuss the growing demand for sustainable careers and help you understand what key roles, skills, and knowledge will be in demand and when. Our panel will also share valuable insights on how to effectively improve the attractiveness of our sector, collaborate with training providers, colleges and universities, and drive business through in-house recruitment, retention, and training plans.

  • Speakers

    Chaired by Dr Adam Read, Chief Sustainability and External Affairs Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, with:

    • Martin Baxter - Deputy CEO, IEMA
    • Oliver Leuthart - Skills Policy Advisor, CIWM
    • Phil Beach - Chief Executive, Energy & Utility Skills
  • Register for the webinar