Jobs and courses

A green career is good for you, the environment and Scotland as a whole.

You may feel like you need to change career – but that's not always the case.

Every occupation will be transitioning to net zero soon. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have the skills you need for a greener role.

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Green skills

Industries will be switching to greener production processes – for example, using machinery that’s powered by renewable energy sources.

Scotland needs skilled people to carry out greener processes in the workplace as we aim for net zero. This will create many new job opportunities.

How will this affect me?

If you currently work in a trade or professional role, you may need to learn new skills to keep up with the demands of your industry.

If you’re just starting out or switching careers, you’ll need to understand how your industry is changing to meet Scotland’s net zero target.

Learning opportunities

Courses and training can help you add new skills to your skillset, especially if you’re looking to stay within your current line of work.

Find job opportunities

As we learn more about green skills gaps in our existing industries, many new job opportunities will be created.

Use our job search

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

Find an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are another fantastic route into a green career. You can gain a qualification while earning a wage and learning on the job.