Boris Johnson announces £4billion fund to train people for 250,000 eco-jobs – here's how to apply

A QUARTER of a million jobs will be created by the Government’s Green Industrial Revolution, Boris Johnson announced this week.

The plans will see a £4billion investment to equip workers with the skills needed for jobs in low-carbon industries and tackling climate change.

With the UK aiming to become carbon-neutral by 2050, 60,000 of the planned roles will be in offshore wind farms.

Around 10,000 jobs could be created in the nuclear industry and a further 50,000 in roles to make homes, schools and hospitals more energy-efficient.

Thousands more are planned in green agriculture and land management.

Half of workers under 35 want a job that helps protect the planet, new research reveals, and 45 per cent believe sustainable and green jobs offer a more secure future than those that pollute the environment.

The study was conducted by renewable energy company Good Energy.

Founder and climate scientist Juliet Davenport said: “We owe it to future generations to prioritise a green recovery today — for better jobs, greener lives and a more hopeful future.”

There are currently more than 1,000 eco-friendly vacancies around the country, ranging from electric vehicle technicians to green power experts and water-saving specialists.

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‘We share same aim’

RHIANNON Barriball is a clean-power specialist for Good Energy.

The 22-year-old from Puddletown, Dorset, joined the company remotely during lockdown.

She said: “If you have the option of working for a company that helps the planet, versus one that doesn’t, why not choose the one that does?

“Nowadays, it’s quite hard to trust a lot of companies, and I wanted to work for a business that has the same values and goals as I do.

“I wouldn’t feel happy working for a company that goes against sustainability.

“As a clean-energy specialist you are an all-rounder, so could be looking at all sorts of things, from billing to whether a customer’s solar panels are providing the right readings.

“Despite studying sustainability at college, I learned more practical information in three weeks training on the job than ever before.

“The business is dedicated to fighting climate change, and our customers are completely on board with that.

“So it feels really good when you manage to help solve a problem for them.”

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Work those emails

WORKING from home means sending more emails instead of chatting to colleagues.

But could your messages be damaging your career?

But Jacques Buffett, from CV builder, can help you sidestep some of the common pitfalls.

He says: “Issues that could have been resolved with a quick chat in the office turn into an endless and stressful email thread.

Here some of Jacques’ top tips . . . 

  1. Don’t drop a greeting: Starting an email with “Hey” or “Hey there” is too casual, and loathed by three in five staff. Good Morning/Afternoon, Hello and Hi are best, liked by four in five.
  2. Fill in the subject line: Leaving it blank is rude, say 75 per cent of workers.
  3. Capital punishment: Using capitals unnecessarily is a turn-off for almost 80 per cent. It is equivalent to shouting.
  4. Avoid being over-friendly: Signing off with “love” is disliked by 61 per cent of workers, alongside 75 per cent who hate colleagues using kisses in emails.
  5. Keep it classic: Thank you/Thanks, Sincerely and “Have a great day” are the most favoured sign-offs, approved by more than 80 per cent of employees quizzed.
  6. Ask nicely: “Not sure if you saw my last email” and “check my previous email” were the most disliked phrases.


FULFILLMENT firm Hubboo has 100 vacancies for pickers and packers, as well as computer software experts. Email your CV to ­[email protected]

Boom of youth

FINDING a job when you have never had one before is tough, but now a new initiative can help.

The OnSide Youth Zones network has 240 free places on its Get A Job programme.

Aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, work or training, the scheme offers workshop sessions including CV and cover-letter writing, mock interviews and a two-week work placement. Previous courses have seen 83 per cent of students go on to land work.

Kathryn Morley, chief ­executive at OnSide Youth Zones, said: “The course will provide them with valuable experience and skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.”

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THE CO-OP has 200 vacancies to fill, including team members, store managers, warehouse operatives and LGV drivers. See

Redundancy aid

LOST your job? Then dial up a new one with the help of Vodafone Voxi.

The phone giant has launched a new tariff that will give anyone made redundant due to the pandemic 5G data plus unlimited social-media use, calls and texts for £10 a month.

The package would usually cost £35 and the deal lasts for up to six months.

Vodafone UK chief executive Nick Jeffery said: “We want to provide financial relief to those people most in need at this incredibly difficult time.

“And we want to make sure those people keep connected, because we know how vital staying connected is.

“It is vital both for finding new work and for good mental health.”

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