The dual crises of youth unemployment and climate change provide us with an unprecedented opportunity to move towards more sustainable and decent jobs.
Our Green Jobs programme aims to match up the people that need work with the work that needs to be done. That’s why we are busying ourselves with providing training for young, unemployed people and supporting them into world-changing careers. We know that the current job market is tough out there, that young people aren’t always supported as they should be, and that not enough is being done to help us shift to a green economy, so, we have also engaged with green jobs policy. In the past, we’ve taken ourselves off to talk to a government minister, give a presentation at a think tank, or speak to people on the streets. Because change happens in all kinds of ways.
Are you 16-30? Are you looking to Get Into a Green Job?
The Otesha Project is an environmental organisation based in Hackney that inspires young people to take action and make positive change for people and planet. Our “Get Into Green Jobs” programme is a three-step programme that leads into paid work. Each step is five weeks long and you choose how many you do.
Step 1: training in environmental justice issues, employability & mentoring
Step 2: training in one of our work areas, including bike maintenance, environmental facilitation. We’re currently developing a food programme -so watch this space!
Step 3: paid freelance work as part of Otesha