Skills for Green Jobs

The UK maritime sector has significant work to do as it transitions to net-zero. To ensure we are successful in doing this it is critical that we understand what skills will be required to underpin the transition and to ensure workers are able to adapt and transfer from areas of decreasing employment.  

As a strategic body, formed by Maritime UK and the Department of Transport, we are committed to weaving the green skills agenda through our updated Scheme of Work but to be able to this the Commission needs to hear from industry about what is currently working; what challenges will be faced and, importantly, what does ‘green skills’ mean for different parts of the sector.

On 21 June 2022, the Maritime Skills Commission released their 'Skills for Green Jobs' Position Paper. Read the paper below.


Next steps

The MSC has partnered with Cornwall Marine Network to recruit a Green Skills Manager to deliver on the recommendations outlined in the position paper. Kit Williams was announced in the post during Green Careers Week 2022 and a press release can be found here.

We will continue to update this page with updates.