- Environmental technology, green technology or clean technology is the application of one or more of environmental science, green chemistry, environmental monitoring and electronic devices to monitor, model and conserve the natural environment and resources, and to curb the negative impacts of human involvement.
- Energy from a source that is not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power.
There’s lots going on locally in this sector!
Shoreham Port is growing its commercial activities on the Harbour around renewable energy and Port-related activity; the University of Brighton’s Green Growth platform will support the growth of local green businesses; Ricardo UK is building a new £10m Vehicle Emissions Research Centre in Shoreham and the South Downs National Park Authority supports the development and use of renewable energy.
All these developments and the transition to a green economy have created a demand for new skills.
There is a need for scientists and engineers with specific training in renewable energy; technicians who can install energy efficiency measures and improve houses and business premises; and people who can design technologies, products and processes to minimise carbon emissions, manage natural assets and build climate resilience.
If you have an interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), then jobs in this sector could be your future!
Here are some examples of jobs in this sector:
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You can also watch other employers in this sector talking about employability skills with the BEACH team in Brighton and Hove.
Remember. . . you can always get a job in Sales, Marketing, IT, Human Resources and Finance in any sector.
Stamp images: Carved Man by Lewis, Highdown by Joe, Worthing landscape Kevin, Arundel by Megan, Barn owl ©Darin SmithSussex Wildlife Trust.