Imperial College London

Focus on...Environment Week - 28 October - 1 November 2019


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Want to save the planet and earn a living while you do it?

You don’t necessarily have to be the outdoorsy-type to consider a role that helps the environment — there are jobs that allow you to protect Mother Earth without wading knee-deep in a river or trekking through a jungle. 

The environment sector is expected to increase in the future offering a hand holding solar paneldiverse range of employment opportunities. Employers are increasingly looking for people with the knowledge and understanding needed to stay ahead in this fast-changing and critically important area – whether their interest is scientific, economic, social, political or cultural. 

The growing prominence of environmental legislation, locally and globally, as well as the raised public awareness of environmental issues has led to more investment in this sector. Some examples of areas in which job creation is predicted include: 

  • renewable energy 
  • recycling and waste management 
  • energy efficiency and construction 
  • environmental auditing and assessment  
  • environmental management 
  • and environmental engineering.  

Sustainability is a realistic, varied, interesting and prosperous career path which has many routes in! So, if you are considering a career in the environment sector, you should take a look at our events during our Environment Week 2019 hosted by the Careers Service.  

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Book on Jobs Live: 

Monday 28 October  

13:00 – 16:00 Metis Consultants Recruiter in Residence 

Are you interested in learning more about a career in the environmental sector, specifically in consulting? If so, come along and speak with professionals from Metis Consultants to learn more about environmental consulting, as well as information about their company, their careers and general recruitment processes to expect. 

Tuesday 29 October  

10:00 – 10:50 Career Discovery - Internships in Environment 

Looking to gain work experience in the Environmental sector? This seminar will provide an overview of the key industries and give an insight into the various opportunities available. We will explore the factors affecting the sector and provide you with the key qualities employers are looking for. Last, but by no means least, the seminar will equip you with the resources to improve your ability to search and apply for internships in this field. 

Thursday 31 October  

12:00 – 13:00 Lunchtime Talk Institution of Environmental Sciences by CEO Adam Donnan 

If you are interested in learning more about careers in the environmental sector then come along to this lunchtime talk by the Institute of Environmental Sciences. The CEO, Adam Donnan will be coming along to tell you about the organisation and the industry as part of our Environment Week activities. 

Friday 1 November   

13:00 – 16:00 Veolia Recruiter in Residence 

Are you interested in learning more about a career in the environmental sector, specifically in environmental solutions? If so, come along and speak with professionals from Veolia to learn more about the various career routes within their company as well as information on what typical recruitment processes you could expect in this sector. 


Ben Bartram

Ben Bartram
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