There are already an estimated 80,000 green jobs in Scotland ranging from the renewable energy sector and conservation to waste management, eco-tourism and sustainable construction. It is estimated that up to 120,000 additional green sector jobs will come on-stream in the next 10 to 15 years as Scotland pushes forward with its plans to move to a low-carbon economy and become a world leader in the development of wave, tidal and wind technologies. Within the energy sector alone it is estimated that 50,00 to 95,000 jobs will be created.
Green jobs come in many different forms and range from new careers that have only existed in the last 10 years to more traditional trades, such as electricians, joiners and plumbers, who provide services to the green sector.
Visit the Career Scotland website The Path is Green for more information about green careers such as those listed below: