Climate change to herald golden age for British engineering

Over 2 million engineering jobs could be created over the next decade as the UK looks to cut carbon emissions to meet key targets, according to a leading academic.

The prediction has been made by engineering professor Julia King, vice-chancellor of Aston University, who says that the UK’s task of reducing emissions will lead to a surge in ‘green growth’ engineering jobs.

King, who advises the Government on education and technology issues and is a non-executive director of BIS, said: She said: “Engineering is crucial to our quality of life and to combating climate change.

“There are great opportunities for engineers in helping to develop technologies which will help the world to adjust to climate change.

“Reducing emissions means replacing our operations, infrastructure and manufactured goods with low carbon alternatives as well as stimulating research and development and providing opportunities for companies to claim new markets.”

Maxine Perella

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