Using data from the LSE Just Transition Jobs Tracker, we estimate that construction has the highest need for upskilling, with 30% (433,963 jobs) requiring upskilling for the net zero transition. This is closely followed by Quarrying and Utilities with 26% (102,168 jobs), Motor Trades with 26% (150,480 jobs) and Transport and Storage with 26% (388,608 jobs).
Other industries have workforces with a very low estimated need of upskilling. Some industries, such as Accommodation and Food Services, Health and Education have less than a tenth of the proportion of jobs requiring upskilling than Construction. Accommodation and Food Services has the lowest vulnerability, with just 1.6% of jobs needing upskilling (36,784 jobs). This is closely followed by Health and Education who have 1.7% and 2.1% of jobs respectively in need of upskilling (66,725 and 54,600 jobs respectively).