Thursday 25 March 2021 -
13:00 to 14:15
UK time

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.


Rodon Miraj

Rodon Miraj works in public policy in the fields of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change. He has experience in the central government of Albania as a civil servant and is an advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy. He has also worked with the Energy Community Secretariat. Rodon is an Environmental Engineering graduate with a master's of Science in Energy and a master's in Energy, Technology and Climate Policy from University College London. 

Fidan Javadova

Fidan Javadova is the founder of BeWorks Automation, a UK based engineering and automation start-up. She has a passion for process control automation, green energy and renewables and electrical vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the UK and Azerbaijan. Fidan studied Economics and Management Studies at the Cardiff University and Accounting and Financial Management at King's College London. 

Timur Topalgoekceli

Timur Topalgoekceli is the Founder and CEO of Hello Tomorrow Turkey and is also Senior Associate at Baringa Partners. Previously, Timur was an investment analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris and co-author of the annual World Energy Outlook, IEA’s flagship publication. Timur is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and he was recently selected as an Atlantic Council Millennium Fellow. 

Martin Edmondson

Martin Edmondson is the CEO and founder of Gradcore, a social enterprise focused on transforming graduate recruitment and employability and he has led a wide range of graduate recruitment and employability projects. These include global graduate schemes, employability performance improvement in universities, and chairing the UK and European Graduate Employment Conferences. He is also a Director of the Institute for Student Employers – and co-chairs their Research and Policy committee.

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