Friday 28 July 2023

‘UK must tackle the deficit in green job skills’

‘UK must tackle the deficit in green job skills’

The UK Government has been urged to address the electric vehicle (EV) skills shortages in the country's workforce.

A new study by the EV arm of the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), RECHARGE UK suggests that a key issue across the EV industry going forward will be a lack of skilled professionals who are able to install and maintain charging infrastructure and repair electric vehicles.

The report notes that if the government expects to increase EV charge points from 40,000 it is today to 300,000 by 2030, the current limited skills pool will be severely under-resourced to manage this rising number.

Matthew Adams, Transport Policy Manager of the REA, said: "It is clear that the government must launch a green jobs campaign that provides opportunities for new entrants to the job market and empowers the existing workforce to upskill and retrain for the significant opportunities that are available to them."

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Bruna Pinhoni

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