Solar Energy UK and the Mayor of London have launched a new programme that aims to provide training and support for people who want to pursue a career in the solar industry.
The ‘Solar Skills London’ scheme includes a series of workshops for future solar sector trainees and the creation of a placement programme for them with businesses in the industry.
The project will also prioritise the publication of an online solar training and careers hub and a grants scheme to help London’s solar businesses provide training for their employees.
Solar Energy UK Chief Executive Chris Hewett said: “This project will help equip the next generation of skilled solar technicians and boost London’s hopes of delivering a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.”
Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy Shirley Rodrigues said: “The Mayor has ambitious plans for solar energy in London which will support his target of reaching net zero carbon by 2030 and support green jobs for Londoners, a key part of his Green New Deal mission for London’s recovery.”