Our sustainability commitment

Supporting the green industrial revolution

The prime minister recently announced a new green industrial revolution. It is essential that the UK develops the right skills to achieve the UK’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

We are playing our part in making sure that apprenticeships and technical education help achieve the by:

Setting up a green apprenticeship advisory panel

The green apprenticeship advisory panel (GAAP) will be made up of employers, supported by other key voices in this area. This will focus our efforts and make sure the right skills are in place for the future workforce to deliver the green technology shift the UK needs.

We aim to do this by enhancing our current apprenticeships to ensure that they meet the needs of the employers within the growing green economy. We will also look at creating new apprenticeship to reflect new occupations to meet the challenge to reach net carbon zero. The GAAP will work alongside the Green Jobs Taskforce recently announced by BEIS to support the drive for 2 million new green jobs by 2030.

If you are interested in being part of this please contact: helen.dalton@education.gov.uk 

Creating a sustainability framework

The sustainability framework will set out the key themes for all employers to consider, no matter what sector they are in. This will be a helpful guide to ensure employers can consider how every apprenticeship can contribute to climate change goals. 

Our organisation 

A brief summary of our plans to be a more sustainable organisation is below and more detail is set out in our environmental policy. We will:

  • reduce our resource consumption and associated carbon emissions
  • keep paper consumption to a minimum through digital ways of working
  • promote video conferencing as the first choice for meeting purposes internally and externally
  • consider the use of public transport as the first option. We will minimise the use of vehicle hire where possible
  • consider the sustainability of our procurements