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Environment Careers Week
Week commencing 18th February 2013
What is it? A week of activities designed to help you find out more about opportunities in this popular sector including information on routes in and how to gain valuable work experience. Do I need to book to attend? YES! Booking is essential for all activities listed below and is done through your "My Careers Service" account. Students who haven't used this before should read our instructions page before trying to log in to book anything.
LOCATION DETAILS for each event will be provided when booking.
Please Note: Events are popular and booking for each will close when it is fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before the event. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.
Summary of Events
1. Careers Forum: Environmental Policy, Strategy & Governance, 18th February, 5:30 - 7pm
2. Environmental Careers Networking Evening, 19th February, 5:30 - 7pm
3. Employer Presentations: Careers in Environmental Consultancy, Friday 22nd February
A question and answer panel style event followed by face to face networking. By listening to the career histories and personal advice of external speakers from a range of organisations students will gain insight into the day to day work, challenges and benefits of particular roles and projects, the aims and objectives of specific organisations, the skills and experience needed to get into the job area initially and then progress, practical advice on where to find opportunities and trends within the sector that will have an impact on long term career prospects for current students. Organisations that have confirmed they are sending representatives:
Andrew Scott, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
Peter Willis, Senior Economist, Oakdene Hollins
Jake White, lawyer, Friends of the Earth
Edward Hobson, Deputy Director, Green Alliance
Dr Judith Rosten, Policy Officer, Campaign to protect Rural England
To attend this event BOOK HERE
2. Environmental Careers Networking Evening, Tuesday 19th February, 5:30 – 7 pm
An ideal opportunity to talk face to face with individuals from a range of organisations across the sector and in a variety of diverse roles. The following externals have so far confirmed their attendance:
- Dr Lesley Mason, Fisheries & Biodiversity Technical Officer , Environment Agency
- Stuart Hyslop, Technical Specialist, Flood Forecasting, Environment Agency
- Astrid Tishler, Graduate Environmental Scientist (& others TBC ), Ramboll – A consultancy working in the building, transport, environment and energy sectors.
- Adrian Wain, Sustainability Analyst Accenture
- Justin Keeble, Sustainability Services, Accenture
- Maggie Robinson, Recruitment Manager, MDS Limited. Accelerated management training for graduates entering into the fresh food, produce and arable industry.
- Tony Overbury, Sustainability Manager, Green UCL
- Stuart Paterson, Conservation Leadership Programme. Fauna Flora International supports international conservation activities.
Please note: The representative from Palmetto Climate can no longer attend.
- To attend this event BOOK HERE
3. Lunchtime Talks: Careers in environmental consultancy, Friday 22nd February
Speaker: Paul Seeley, Eden Recruitment, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
This presentation will focus on how a candidate can best get his/her details in front of the right people. Although an increasing number of environmental grads/postgrads are finding their first job in the consultancy sector through formal routes, a large number are still without relevant work many months after their time at university has finished. The lecture will cover the process by which the applicant can effectively network within the consultancy sector and form a positive impression with senior personnel therein. The process places emphasis on traditional techniques such as written communication and the telephone but the use of social media shall be touched upon.
- To attend this talk BOOK HERE
Presentations from The Ecology Consultancy, 2 pm onwards
Speakers: Sabrina Bremner is an Ecologist specialising in BREEAM assessments; Gideon Simons is a GIS expert and we will let you know the third presenter on Protected Species.
The Ecology Consultancy provides clients, in all sectors, with expert advice on wildlife issues.
They will be presenting two interesting sessions on working with Protected Species and with developers and one on Geographical Information Systems.
- To attend this talk BOOK HERE
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