GROW a brighter future with a green career. The Government last year pledged to create 90,000 "eco" jobs by 2024 and research reveals the change is already happening. The numbers for those working in sustainable roles have risen 12 per cent in 12 months in Britain, almost double the global average. Monday will see the start of the first Green Skills Week, which aims to support youngsters into sustainable careers. Organised by educational charity Speakers for Schools, the event offers students aged 11 upwards access to 5,000 work experience placements from environmentally focused employers. Jason Elsom, head of the charity, said: "This is a great opportunity to help young people imagine an exciting future." One of those young people helping to change the world through sustainable work is Rosie King, a graduate Renewables Engineer for power giant EDF. The 23-year-old from Stockport studied chemical engineering at Newcastle University before opting for an eco role. She said: "I didn't want to go down some of the more traditional routes associated with chemical engineering, such as oil and gas. "Climate change is the biggest challenge facing our planet so renewable energy is something I wanted to not only be involved in, but… Read full this story
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