What are Green Skills and how can you find employment in this growing area?

Join us to access green jobs, training and business start up support on our Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship programme.


Get paid for 8 days of training, with travel expenses (Living Wage 1 day a week for 2 months) followed by access to paid local internships, further fully funded training or support to start up a business.

Who’s it for?


We're particularly encouraging expressions of interest from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates.


Sign up if you’re:

  • 18-28 years old

  • Based in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset

  • Not in full time employment

If you're over 28, but graduated from Higher education within the past 5 years, you're also welcome to apply.

What will it cover?

We'll develop your leadership and networking skills, whilst covering topics including:

  • The future of energy

  • Food and waste

  • Improving transport and cleaning up our air

  • Green buildings – improving our homes and cities

  • Green tech & innovation



We are no longer accepting registrations for the current course, but if you're interested in receiving information about possible opportunities in the future please sign up.  


What will I get from the scheme?

Learn & earn

Earn the Living Wage for 8 days as you train. Plus travel expenses.

Inspiring training

Small learning groups and some larger seminars focusing on green issues that affect you and your future.

Personalised coaching

Career advice, coaching and mentoring tailored to you.

Site visits

Get out of the classroom – we’ll take you on site to see Green Skills in action.


Insights from inspirational leaders - increase your network and your knowledge.

Where next?

Go on to either a paid internship further funded training, or get paid and receive support to work on your start up. 


Like what you’ve heard? Sign up now, or schedule a call back by emailing


If you’re not sure whether is opportunity is for you, or you would like to have a chat to receive additional information or discuss any support/reasonable adjustments you might need in order to participate, click here to get in touch with a member of the team.

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.