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Economic recovery plan: Replenish

Building a strong future

Action is needed to now to address the long-term skill needs for the future workforce.

NEL major sectors at risk of automation include manufacturing, logistics, although new roles will emerge to replace redundant roles.

Approximately one third (383,833 jobs) of the total England forecast of new green energy jobs will be in close proximity to North East Lincolnshire by 2050.

Promotion of STEM subjects in primary and secondary education is critical to equip young people for the future roles.

Predictions show 60,700 more workers qualified to Level 4+ within the next ten years (2014-2024) in the Humber – Source: Humber LEP Skills Advisory Panel Report via Working Futures, UKCES (2016). Working Futures report predicts 46% of jobs in the Humber will require a level 4+ qualifications.

Low Carbon Enterprise

Examples of local investment include:

  • The Altalto project is a collaboration between Velocys, British Airways and Shell in production of green aviation fuel
  • Bioenergy Projects – Bioenergy and biomass companies have invested in the area, including Greenergy; Total; Vireol; and Helius/RWE Innogy
  • The Humber Zero project brings together Phillips 66, Uniper and VPI Immingham in the co-development of a large-scale decarbonisation project. This includes carbon capture and hydrogen production

National Grid – Zero Carbon Humber Partnership submits £75 million bid to advance UK’s first net zero industrial cluster

Renewable energy

Grimsby is at the heart of the largest  green and low carbon cluster in UK

The Humber: A Vision for Industrial Decarbonisation

Map of the Humber area to show the plan for 'A 2030 Vision for Industrial Decarbonisation'