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Green Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship 

Join the Green Skills Programme and
earn up to £3,500 this summer!


Why apply?

Please note, applications for the Green Skills Programme are now closed. If you have any questions, email the team at



If you participate in this programme as a learner you will:

  • Get paid the Real Living Wage (£10.90 per hour) for 8 days of skills training.

  • Learn about high-growth areas in the sustainability, environmental and conservation sector.

  • Access paid internships or get paid to receive support to work on your start-up.

  • Receive 1:1 coaching, mentoring and career advice tailored to  your personal and professional development goals.

  • Grow your network by interacting with industry professionals and community leaders. 

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"The Green Skills course has taught me many things that I can carry throughout my future business and personal lifestyle. One thing that has stuck with me however is that the future is now"

- Green Skills Learner 

Who is this programme for?

  1. Members of the local community from Black, Asian and minoritised backgrounds who are not currently in full time employment and aged between 18-28. If you are over 28 but graduated from a university course within the past 5 years, you are also eligible to apply.  

  2. Current UWE Bristol students from Black and Black Multiple Heritage backgrounds with UK home status. Prioritisation will also be given to students in their second year of study (Level 2) and those in the third year of integrated Master’s programmes.

"Now I can visualise my idea and say, this is what it's going to be. I've got the support network, I've got the mentors. It's just literally about doing it in a way that's sustainable"

- Green Skills Learner 


When and where?

Stage one of the Green Skills Programme will take place over four weeks.  You’ll spend time in the brand new BSWN Social Enterprise Incubator located on the first floor of the Coach House, in St Paul’s and in various locations on UWE  Bristol's Frenchay campus. This includes Future Space, the university's enterprise zone. You will also have opportunities to explore exciting community and business spaces across the city.​ All travel expenses, lunch and refreshments will be provided to you by the Green Skills Team.

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"I imagine my career journey as a ladder, I build my own steps. Without the project, I'd be one or two steps below."

- Green Skills Learner 



Please note that applications for Cohort 7 are now closed


No prior experience in or knowledge of the Green Sector is necessary, instead we are looking for individuals with a willingness to learn and apply themselves. 

The application is an online form that will take around 20-30 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about the application or would like the form in an alternative format, please contact the Green Skills Team at

About the application and recruitment process


What information will I be asked to provide and why?

The first part of the application form asks you to share some personal information. This will help us to confirm that you are eligible to be considered for the programme. 


Any additional Information?

You will then have the opportunity to share your motivations for applying by answering one of four questions. You have the option to write an answer of no more than 200 words, or send us a 2 minute voice note.


What will happen next?

The number of places available for our next cohort is limited. If your application is progressed, you will be invited to attend an informal interview.

Any questions?

Email the Green Skills team at or click on the button below to learn more about the programme.

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