Skilling up Oxfordshire to lead the way in powering up the green economy

15 June @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Q: How can we ensure that Oxfordshire has the skills available to power up the Green Economy?

About this event

Following the recommendations from Advanced Oxford’s report on Powering up for the Green Economy, this workshop will discuss how “engineering and software engineering/development skills need to be bolstered across the region”, quotation from page 56 of the report, Summary of recommendations.

Key Points

  • Nearly nine in ten companies (88%) agree or strongly agree that Government’s focus on the green recovery is an opportunity for them.
  • Hiring to meet anticipated demand will see head count rise across innovation-based companies, with all companies projecting growth in the next three years, ranging from 10%-500% growth.
  • Investment (80%), access to skilled employees (50%) and grant funding (50%) are quoted as vital growth enablers.


Discussions will explore how partnerships between businesses, Oxford’s two universities and other training providers can increase the supply of these skills.

Senior Directors from both universities and training provider Oxford Advanced Skills (OAS) will be in attendance, they will hear from businesses specialising in STEM industries and will gain an insight into what skills needs employers want, to help Oxfordshire lead the Green Economy in the UK.

All representatives will take away key actions points and will address how they can respond to the highlighted skills and business needs.

This event will be held via Microsoft Teams. We will contact you with a joining link nearer the time. Bookings close on Friday 11th June at 13:00.

Background to the Workshop

In November 2020 the Government announced a ten-point Green Industrial Strategy that places building a more sustainable economy at the heart of the business development and environmental agenda.

It signals a clear intention that the UK wants to be a world-leader in an array of clean technologies. This is only the start of a series of initiatives to eradicate the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050. Oxfordshire is at the forefront of innovation in these industries but faces stiff competition from around the globe from other leading innovation ecosystems.

It is estimated that by 2050, 15,444 jobs in the low-carbon and renewable energy sector will be required in Oxfordshire.

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15 June
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