Jobs and courses

As we move towards net zero, almost every job in Scotland will be affected. It’s important to make sure you have the skills to keep up with the changing demands of your job – that’s where we come in.

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New opportunities

Scotland needs skilled people to carry out greener processes in every area of our lives. Not only will this transition towards net-zero create many new jobs, you may also need to learn new skills to keep up with the demands of your industry.

Taking advantage of courses and training opportunities can help you keep your skillset up to date.

Find job opportunities

As we learn more about green skills gaps in our industries, many new jobs and apprenticeship opportunities will be created.

Use our job search

Do you have an idea of what green role you’re looking for, or are you curious? The My World of Work job search has hundreds of opportunities to explore.

Find an apprenticeship

Gain a qualification while learning on the job and earning a wage. An apprenticeship might be your perfect route into a green career.

Are you carbon literate?

What practical actions can you or your organisation take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate impacts and ensure your successful transition to a greener way of doing things? Certified Climate Emergency Literacy Skills (CELS) training could help.

You’ll be introduced to the opportunities Scotland's net zero ambitions can bring and how to approach personal and professional development. You’ll also build awareness of climate change in Scotland and understand its impact across sectors.

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Are you a workplace leader?

You could drive meaningful, environmental change in relation to Scotland’s net zero ambition.

Transitioning at Pace to Net Zero (TAP) is a fully funded, CPD certified training course. It aims to equip senior leaders with the climate emergency principals, knowledge and skills to:

  • influence meaningful change within their organisation
  • upskill/reskill and mentor their workforce for green roles
  • recruit employees with the skills and knowledge to achieve net zero ambitions

TAP helps leaders make informed plans for essential skills development and supports leaders on our journey to net zero.

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