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Jobs abroad in the field of energy and the environment

Environmental protection and green energy are becoming increasingly important. After the reactor disaster in Japan, Germany took a clear signal against nuclear power, but solar and wind power as well as biothermal energy are central issues and important economic sectors in other countries as well.

In addition, environmental protection is also becoming more important. Therefore, you have a good chance of finding a good position internationally in the fields of energy and the environment.

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Labor market in the field of energy and the environment

A rethink in energy generation and environmental technology towards more nature conservation seems inevitable, even if countries like China and India are currently relying heavily on nuclear power. Since the challenges we are facing in the field of energy generation and environmental protection can only be solved globally, an increasingly networked cooperation is becoming more and more established. Energy and environmental engineers are faced with the exciting task of reconciling economic efficiency, legal requirements and environmental protection. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management assumes that the labor market situation in the field of energy and environment will continue to be positive worldwide.

Seen globally, the future-oriented generation of energy lies in renewable energies. That is why this branch of the economy in particular is an opportunity to find promising work abroad. When it comes to the generation and use of renewable energies, experts from Germany with their knowledge are very popularSolar energy is just as important as generating energy from wind power. But the development and implementation of biogas plants is also an important field of work. Water management is also included in this area of ​​activity. In addition, the implementation of functioning recycling cycles is another field of work. Germany is exemplary in this area worldwide, and if you are an expert in this field, it should not be difficult for you to find a job in your target country. Another field of activity is the avoidance and reduction of emissions.

Job opportunities abroad

The supply of food, electricity, water and heat are fundamental concerns of every civil society. In developing countries there is still a lot to do in this area and the vacancies are therefore very diverse, especially for environmental scientists, agricultural engineers, energy technicians and environmental economists. You will also find numerous positions in the forestry sector.

There are specific fields of work for advisors on the promotion of renewable energies in municipalities, for example in South Africa, for engineers for renewable energies in photovoltaics in Morocco or for advisors on planning processes (including climate change) in Mozambique. Water specialists are needed in Sudan and forestry positions are to be filled primarily in Indonesia. Well-trained German specialists are usually welcome in all countries. It is also helpful in this regard that many German companies in these industries have branches in other countries, which significantly increases their entry opportunities.

Job search abroad

The Federal Employment Agency is an important point of contact when looking for a job abroad, as it provides specific positions as well as additional information on the target country and on successful applications. You can find them on the Internet at:

There you will also find other pages on which job vacancies can be found. For example, pages for development cooperation:

Common job portals on the Internet are also a good help if you want to find jobs:

If you have already gained work experience abroad, contacting a previous employer can turn out to be a starting opportunity. Unsolicited applications using the yellow pages of the desired country can also be effective.


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