London puts solar on the curriculum

Solar Energy UK and Mayor of London offer training and apprenticeships in solar technologies

The Big Zero report

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.”

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