• 23 March 2021

Anna Bacon joins Green Apprenticeship Advisory Panel

Waterman is delighted that Anna Bacon, our Director for Infrastructure and Environment, has been appointed to the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education’s Green Apprenticeship Advisory Panel.

Comprising industry leaders from the renewable energy, green transport, manufacturing, engineering, construction and agriculture sectors, the panel will help ensure the right skills are in place for the future workforce to deliver the green technology shift the UK needs to meet net zero.

The panel will focus on enhancing current apprenticeships to ensure they meet the needs of employers within the growing green economy and will also help to create a new apprenticeship which reflects the new occupations required to meet the challenge of net zero. In addition, the panel will also feed into the new Green Jobs Taskforce established by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Education to help develop an action plan for creating the necessary new green jobs and skills.

Passionate about developing the best possible career foundation for those starting out in our industry, Anna was also co-chair of the Trailblazer Committee which helped establish the Level 6 (degree) Apprenticeship Standard for Environmental Practitioners, launched in 2019.

Anna said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to the Green Apprenticeship Advisory Panel. Together, we have the chance to shape the skills and training required to support delivery of the government’s net zero target. Our aim is to ensure there is a framework of apprenticeships available through which the next generation of engineers and specialists can learn and establish their careers.”

For more information on the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education, and to find out more about the schemes they support, click here.

To find out more about apprenticeships at Waterman, email our Group Learning & Development Manager, Nick Harrison.

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