Almost half young people polled in Good Energy survey would like careers in green economy

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17th September 2020 14:06 - Utilities

Almost half young people polled in Good Energy survey would like careers in green economy: A survey of young people aged 18 - 34 years has found that 'green jobs' are highly desirable - with  45% believing that green economy careers will offer them a more secure future.

The survey of 1,000 young people commissioned by Good Energy found that jobs in renewable energy are becoming more attractive to young people, ranking 10% more attractive than being a social media influencer and 8% more attractive than a job working in the retail sector. Working in fossil fuels was the least attractive industry, according to the poll, with just 6% of respondents saying they would like to pursue a career in it. 

The survey also found that the majority of young people polled would like to be employed by an environmentally sustainable business (57%)

When asked what they believe is the next big crisis facing the world after coronavirus, over half (58%) pointed towards climate change. The survey also revealed that almost half (49%) are worried about the impact Covid-19 will have on their future career. 

The survey was produced for Earth Overshoot Day - an initiative of international research organisation, Global Footprint Network, which seeks to change the way the world measures and manages its natural resources.

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