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The Big Zero Show: Net Zero Skills Day launches in Coventry

Day 2 of The Big Zero Show at Coventry Building Society Arena focuses on careers in the low carbon economy with sessions on skills, policy and innovative pathways to net zero

Day 2 of The Big Zero Show is about to start at the Coventry Building Society Arena in Coventry.

The event focuses on careers in the low carbon economy.

Day 2, titled “Net Zero: Your Future Workplace”, features talks and sessions aimed at guiding attendees towards careers in the sustainable sector.

The opening session begins at 10:00 with Sumit Bose, founder of future net zero, delivering the welcome address.

Following this, Dr Benjamin Silverstone from WMG Skills Centre will discuss building capabilities for a greener economy at 10:15.

Day 2 of The Big Zero Show promises a wealth of insights from a diverse group of industry leaders.

Niki Kesharaju from National Grid will discuss her career transition from automotive engineering to the energy sector, highlighting the role of electricity networks in decarbonization.

Noel Ferguson of Trident Utilities will share his journey from the Royal Navy to leading net zero initiatives.

Fe Bush from Drax will explore her unconventional career path and the importance of carbon removals.

Simon Alsbury from Energise will talk about the evolving landscape of sustainability consultancy and Pamela Barbato of Action Net Zero CIC will emphasise public engagement in tackling the climate crisis.

Nebin Babu from British Gas will outline his progression from a student to a net zero consultant, while Ashley Webber of Balanced Energy will inspire attendees with opportunities in net zero careers.

Kuram Gwakyaa from Mitie and Fiona Edwards of JPA Workspaces will discuss essential skills for sustainability careers and the impact of COVID-19 on their sustainability efforts.

Stew Horne from Energy Saving Trust will stress the importance of energy efficiency, and Aden Johnson from Boxfish will share his path from professional sports to sustainability leadership.

Paula Owen of Eco Action Games will present the use of gamification in climate action.

Kisha Couchman from Energy UK will discuss energy policy’s role in the transition to net zero, while Ola Bankole from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will highlight the competencies needed for a career in sustainability.

Eleanor Lawton of SSE Renewables will explore civil engineering’s role in offshore wind farms.

Other notable speakers include Toby Costar, Rebecca McManus of Aurora Energy Research, Stephen Henry from Positive Planet, Lydia Malley from the Energy Institute, Ruaire Glackin of Utility Aid, Rebecca Howard from Coventry Building Society, Peter Starr of Wayvie, Amy Collins from BEAMA, Stephen Atkins from Consultus Group, and Sophie Wragg of Be Your Best Version.

Sumit Bose, founder of future net zero said: “Yesterday the show was all about business and its progress along the path to zero emissions by 2050, today is about the people who will make that transition a reality.

“We’ve dedicated the day to skills and the future low emissions workspaces and jobs, it is the only game in town and everyone will be affected by it.

“From the subjects’ youngsters learn at school and university, to the apprenticeships to come in new technologies and the plethora of re-training opportunities out there for older workers, as sectors change.

“We will explore all that today with great first-hand accounts from people young and old and from different areas of the energy and net zero sector, to inspire, inform and hopefully encourage new blood and new thinking about low carbon.

“We also got a special “my net zero career” area where there will be skills coaching for interviews and CV writing for a job sector that has plenty going on!”

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