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Learning a new trade and saving the planet

The idea is to use apprenticeships to combat climate change

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 8:00am 9th February 2020. 2-minute read.

Learning a new trade and saving the planet

Young people in Bucks can learn a new trade and tackle climate change.

Young adults across Buckinghamshire are being asked to think about the impact on the planet the trade they choose could have.

It's following a report by the National Grid which revealed 260,000 new energy related jobs will need to be filled to help achieve net zero emission goals. 

Research by YouGov says that over two thirds of young adults aged 18-24 think it is important to play a role in the UK's journey to net zero.

While 58% want to work for an organisation that contributes to this goal.

OFTEC, the trade association for the oil heating industry, says a career in the sector can provide a secure, rewarding future in a role which directly contributes to a cleaner, greener future for the 16000 homes in Buckinghamshire currently heated by oil.

David Knipe, training manager explains:

"The industry is currently developing a sustainable low carbon liquid fuel alternative to heating oil which could see all oil heated homes running on a 100% liquid biofuel by 2035.

"This means there is a strong future ahead for liquid fuels and all those involved in its production and supply, alongside the skilled technicians needed to install and maintain liquid fuel boilers."


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