5th-9th April 2021


Hear about the success
of last year's campaign

young people supported

eminent guest speakers gave green-themed talks and broadcasts to 7,981 young people

employers delivered 3,275 green-themed work experience placements to young people

hear what young people had to say about green skills week '21

"We spent a whole day learning about sustainability and looked at a real-life project they’re working on to make something greener. It was really insightful and interesting to find out how to become more energy efficient. When I have my own kids, I want to be able to tell them I made the world a better place."

Felix, 17, Aylesbury

Completed a 5-day work experience placement

with Align JV as part of GSW '21.

To find out more about Felix's experience, you can read the full case study here.

"We only have one planet and we must take care of it, so it’s important that any future industry or company I work for shares a similar mentality. Many young students have been prevented from doing in-person work experience due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but virtual work experience is equally as good."

Omaima, 17, Birmingham

Undertook several green-themed work placements as

part of GSW ’21 and was featured in The Sun newspaper

talking about the importance of green skills.

Read the full press release in The Sun here.

What a leading employer had to say about green skills week '21


"At British Airways, we have a legacy of supporting education and helping young people build their skills and transition these into the workplace. The Green Skills insight day was a chance for us to deliver sessions for students in the new “virtual world”.


The sentiment of Green Skills is important to us as an organisation, as we are dedicated to our commitments around a sustainable future and being able to share our sustainability plans with the student community was really important to us."

Melissa Kose

Emerging Talent Manager at British Airways

To find out more about how hosting virtual work experience as part of Green Skills Week helped British Airways to meet their objectives, you can read the full case study here.

Dig deeper into the success of Green Skills Week '21 by reading our full Impact Report here.

employers who took part in gsw '21

speakers who took part in gsw '21

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  • Abbie Llewellyn-Waters, Fund Manager, Jupiter Fund Management plc

  • Alderman William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London

  • Alison Ogden-Newton, CEO, Keep Britain Tidy 

  • Amber Rudd, Former MP

  • Andrew Brown, Head of Sustainability, Anglian Water

  • Andy Middleton, Founder & Director, The TYF Group

  • Angus Forbes, Businessman, Philanthropist, Bankers without Boundaries

  • Anthony Osijo, CFO & Head of Relationship Management, Bboxx

  • Adam Strudwick, Principal - Perkins and Will

  • Andrew Bailey, Governor, Bank of England

  • Baroness Shriti Vadera, Chair of Prudential plc

  • Cameron Hawkins, Head of Energy and Environment, NHS Property Services

  • Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion

  • Chris Pratt, Managing Director, Hill+Knowlton Strategies​

  • David Sprout, Global Deputy Chief Executive, Deloitte LLP

  • Dr Anna Key, Director, The Landmark Trust

  • Dr. Maria Faraone, Director of the RIBA Studio, Royal Institution of British Architects

  • Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, CEO, Green Finance Institute ​

  • Dr. Toby Willison, Director of Environment & Corporate Affairs, Southern Water

  • Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive, Historic England

  • Edward Bonhamcarter, Vice Chairman, Jupiter Fund Management plc

  • Guy Grainger, Global Head of Sustainability Services, JLL

  • Helena Bennett, Disruption & Innovation - Sustainability Lead, PwC & Advisor at Climate Vulnerable Forum

  • Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive, Surfers Against Sewage

  • Jenny Lowthrop, Founder & Director, Feel Good Do Good

  • John Shepherd, Professor of Oceanography & Climate Change, University of Southampton

  • Jonathan Baillie, Founder, The EDGE of Existence, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist, National Geographic Society

  • Julie Hill, Chair, WRAP

  • Justin Cooke, Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, FutureLearn

  • Karen Bach, Chairman, Amino Technologies & Non-Exec Director

  • Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer, ScottishPower

  • Leon Freris, Engineer & Academic, Loughborough University

  • Liv Garfield, CEO, Severn Trent Water

  • Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow, Institute of New Economic Thinking

  • Lord James Sassoon, President, China-Britain Business Council & Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

  • Luke Ellis, CEO, Robyn Grew, Group COO and General Counsel, Man Group​

  • Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP

  • Mitesh Sheth, CEO, Redington

  • Nicki Woodhead, Head of Corporate Responsibility, WHSmith

  • Patrick Ellen, Commercial Associate, Sustainable Ventures

  • Peter Foster, Public Policy Editor, The Financial Times

  • Professor Ian Bateman OBE, Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter

  • Richard Porter, Director of Internal Communications and Business Information Services, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • Ruban Yogarajah, Managing Director, Finsbury

  • Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, Bank of England

  • Sarah D'arcy, Sustainability Manager, Anglian Water

  • Sarah Mukherjee, Former CEO, Crop Protection Association

  • Sarra Mander, Chief Marketing Officer, Small Robot Company

  • Sebastian Munden, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Unilever

  • Simon Scott, Engineering Director, East West Railway Company

  • Solitaire Townsend, Author and Co-Founder of Futerra, Portfolio

  • Steve Wilkinson, Managing Partner, Advisory, EY

  • Steve Backshall MBE, Conservationist, Explorer, Author & TV Presenter​

  • Terri Duhon, Board Member, Morgan Stanley & Rathbones, Associate Fellow, Oxford University, Portfolio

  • Tom Macildowie, Education Specialist, Adobe EMEA Education Team

  • Tom Wilkins, Director of Public Affairs, Cicero Group

  • Trewin Restorick, Founder and CEO, Hubbub

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