Work, jobs, training and advice Green skills and careers

Manchester is on a journey to be an inclusive zero carbon city with an ambitious target to become zero carbon by 2038, and we want you to be part of it.  

To achieve this, we urgently need to transition to a low carbon economy. All jobs in the future will need to be green jobs to meet environmental targets.  We need to develop the ‘green skills’ the city needs to deliver the projects and programmes planned. If you are unfamiliar with some of the terminology you can read our glossary of green economy terms.

We are working with businesses, residents and partners to support people to gain the skills needed to deliver our zero carbon targets.  

“Green skills” can be found in most sectors including construction, transport, energy, digital, financial and professional services. 
There are different pathways into jobs across these different sectors that will help reduce our carbon footprint: 

We also have some great resources for businesses to become greener.

Are you a teacher or careers advisor

You can find out more about the types of green jobs, skills and qualifications, courses and job opportunities that could help you support young people towards a greener career. Email to request a copy of the “Every Job a Green Job” toolkit.

Other ways to get involved  

15 Actions to Become a Zero Carbon City - Manchester Climate Change Agency has a list of 15 actions that every resident and organisation in Manchester needs to take to help meet our climate change targets. This is a zero carbon call to action!   

If you are a resident and want to get more hands on in your local community, take a look at In Our Nature or contact your Neighbourhood Climate change officer for more information about projects in your area.   


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