Green Skills, Brighter Future reception: how can we fill the skills gap and deliver secure, green jobs across the UK?

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Date: 24th June, 6.15pm – 9pm

Location: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

Speakers: Luke Hall MP, Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships & Higher Education (invited); Trudy Harrison MP, Environment APPG Chair; Rhian Kelly, National Grid; Rupreet Mead, AtkinsRéalis


Millions of jobs will be created by the UK’s green transition, from solar panel fitters and hedge layers to offshore wind specialists and agronomists. Yet, right now, the UK is facing a green skills gap. Green industries are booming, but employers often struggle to find workers with the skills their organisation needs and, if the gap isn’t filled, our climate and nature targets will be at risk. This is an urgent issue that must be addressed by politicians and decision makers across government.

The Environment APPG will be launching a short report at the reception, setting out a checklist for green skills that must be addressed by this government and the next in order to fill the skills gap.

This event is open to parliamentary and associate members.To RSVP and for further questions, please contact the Environment APPG secretariat at