CELEBRATING GREEN CAREERS WEEK – MCS CATCH UP WITH Nick Salini, Director of Thermal Earth Ltd.

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  Posted by: electime      13th November 2023

Green Careers Week, 6-11 November, raised awareness of careers in renewable energy and heating.

In pursuit of the UK’s Net Zero targets, green careers are in demand now more than ever. But what is a ‘green career’ and why should you consider one? MCS recently caught up with a few of its contractors to find out their thoughts, experiences, and advice on green careers.

The first catch up was with Emma Bohan, General Manager of South Yorkshire-based IMS Heat Pumps. which is available here if you missed it.

Nick Salini, Director of Thermal Earth Ltd.

Thermal Earth specialises in the design, supply, and installation of ground and air source heat pumps. They offer a range of solutions to customers, from small domestic systems up to large commercial systems.

According to Nick, a green career is one that contributes to environmental sustainability, conservation, and minimising the impact of climate change on the planet. When talking to Nick, it was clear that he was eager to promote the excitement, opportunities and longevity that green careers provide:

Green careers allow “students to align their professional ambitions with values of environmental responsibility, leading to fulfilling and impactful careers while helping combat climate change and preserve our planet for future generations. Additionally, green careers often offer growth opportunities in emerging industries, making them a wise choice for long-term job prospects.”

Nick also spoke to us about his own experience working in the green careers sector: “The work is not only intellectually stimulating, but it also offers the satisfaction of contributing to a sustainable future by harnessing clean energy sources and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. Knowing that my efforts have a positive impact on the environment is truly rewarding.”

According to Nick, “a career in renewable energy is a great choice!” It’s a rapidly growing and dynamic field that not only offers a chance to work on cutting-edge technologies but also allows you to make a meaningful contribution to a more sustainable future.

We next asked Nick’s thoughts on why someone should choose to be trained in installing heat pumps over gas boilers. “Heat pumps are more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, as they use renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on finite fossil fuels. Moreover, with the growing emphasis on sustainability and the transition to greener technologies, professionals trained in heat pump installation are likely to have better job prospects.” We agree Nick, a green career is a career for life.

Speaking about the Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship, Nick said that the new apprenticeship reflects the current demand for green jobs and trained professionals for sustainable heating technologies. Nick believes that the apprenticeship will help build the skilled workforce that is needed to accelerate the adoption of renewable and energy-efficient heating systems, aligning with the UK’s climate goals and contributing to a greener future.

You can find out more about the Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship here.