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February 1, 2024

UK needs ‘national war effort’ approach to green skills, consultancy says

Electric grid pylon workers
The report says 130,000 new jobs will need to be created ahead of 2035 to increase the UK’s electricity network and grid (Photo: Aowsakornprapat/Envato)

More than 4mn UK workers will need retraining to have the right skills for the net zero transition, with 80% in need of training before 2030, according to a report by consultancy Bain & Company

The UK government must take an approach similar to a “national war effort” to ensure it has skilled workers for the energy transition, a report by consultancy Bain & Company says.

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