Exploring the Paths Into Green Careers: Accounts from Wider Europe


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There are many routes to finding work in the green economy. Explore the different paths into environmental work in this webinar where we will hear from UK alumni from Wider Europe countries who have gone on to successful careers in the green sectors, as well as information from Gradcore (a social enterprise in the UK focused on transforming graduate recruitment and employability) about what UK universities offer to support a career in the green sectors and how Gradcore supports new graduates move into them.

This webinar is suitable for third and fourth grade undergraduate, and postgraduate students from universities in Wider Europe (WE) countries (especially those considering climate change and environment related studies); students from WE already studying at UK higher education institutions and looking ahead to the world of work; and early career young professionals in WE who are interested in working in the green industries

It forms part of a global webinar series called Green Careers that the British Council is holding in 2021 in the run up to COP26. The series will explore the different careers that exist within the green sector and some of the routes into them, with a particular focus on the UK’s higher education offering in this space.

We will be joined by:

  • Rodon Miraj (Albania): Advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy 
  • Fidan Javadova (Azerbaijan): Founder of BeWorks Automation
  • Timur Topalgoekceli (Turkey): Energy Economist and Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO, Hello Tomorrow Turkey 
  • Martin Edmondson (UK): CEO and Founder of Gradcore

What are Green jobs?

Green jobs are those aimed at protecting and promoting the environment, or those which consider their impact on the health of the planet at all times and endeavour to minimise it. According to the International Labour Organisation, this type of job:

  • increases efficient consumption of energy and raw materials
  • limits greenhouse gas emissions
  • minimises waste and contamination 
  • protects and restores ecosystems
  • contributes to adaptation to climate change

What countries are in Wider Europe?

Wider Europe countries are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Source: Study UK