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Digital Skills



Plugging the Green Skills gap


Over 50,000 new jobs are set to be created to support the net zero targets for businesses in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset.


Developing Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship will generate an inclusive talent pipeline for businesses in the region, with a focus on participation from Black and Asian and ethnically diverse young people aged 18-28.

Are you a business with a green focus seeking a more diverse team?   


We are looking to create a bank of Business Partners who are interested in supporting the project in one or more of the following ways: 


  • Support local talent and key Green Skills with funded internships  

  • Share their insights and knowledge of green skills as a Guest Speaker on the training course to inspire the next generation  

  • Design and deliver bespoke training content

Some background about the Green Skills programme  

Learners will embark on 8 days of paid Green Skills focused training to develop their leadership skills while covering topics including:


  • The future of energy – the low carbon race

  • Food and the circular economy – a zero waste approach

  • Sustainable Transport and Air quality

  • Innovation – visit innovative businesses tackling environmental issues

  • Zero carbon building and upgrading our existing housing


This will then be followed by the opportunities for participants to move into: 


  • A paid internship, fully funded by the project 

  • Further training 

  • Business advice from UWE Bristol or BSWN to help develop or scale up a business 

What next?

If you are a business and interested to get involved click here.

If you are a learner and interested in registering to take part click here.

Please email if you have any questions. 

The Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurs project is funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund (CRF) and will receive just over £760,000 of funding for 2021-2022.


It is managed, in the West of England, by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) on behalf of the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).


The UK Community Renewal Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK, creating opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at the local level.


WECA covers the three geographical areas of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, and South Gloucestershire.

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