The government has announced that more than 1000 apprenticeships across the UK could be funded as part of the Green Deal.
In a statement made this week, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the apprenticeships are the perfect example of how business and government can work together to ensure a low carbon future. He says that the coalition government wants to be the greenest ever.
The Green Deal is aimed at ensuring as many homes as possible in the UK are insulated to a certain level. This is part of an effort to create 250,000 new jobs, tackle fuel poverty and reduce emissions. As part of providing the workforce with required skills to take on the Green Deal plan, the government has released a series of initiatives.
The initiatives which are to be put in place will include government funding for at least 1000 apprentices, funding for new training courses to meet the demand of the green sector and the DECC will work with the sector to set out the standards required of green deal installers.
Energy and Climate change minister Chris Huhne has commented that many UK employers have welcomed the news including B&Q, EON and British Gas.