Green Careers Week 2019

It’s mid-February, and you may have noticed that the first daffodils are with us. You may not be aware however that alongside these early green shoots each year also comes our Careers Service Green Careers Week, from 18 to 24 February 2019.

This series of events is designed to help you find out about opportunities in “green” careers such as conservation and sustainability, get advice, and network with a number of different employers.

Just as last year we have four events, three of which are employer Q&A panels, one each for Sustainability, Conservation, and Renewable Energy – offer you the chance to find out about the work being done by several different employers, hear about the career paths of various people working in the sector, and ask any questions you may have. We’ll also have time afterwards so you can speak to them one-to-one in a less formal set up.

This year, our fourth event is a mini-Careers Fair for engineering and technology careers co-hosted with student society Engineers Without Borders, that we’ve decided to call “Meet the Employers“.

The original purpose of this blog piece was to promote these events, however, this year they have proven more popular than we anticipated, and indeed at the time of this blog’s publication we’ve only got seven spaces left on our Renewable Energy panel – so book that quickly if you’d like to attend!

We still wanted to mention these however in order to to let you know that even if you can’t attend these events this year, you can still come and talk to the Careers Service about how to pursue a career in these areas (we’re always happy to help!), and also that we’ll be producing  summaries of the top tips from of each of these events, so you’ll still be able to benefit from the employers’ advice. These will be posted on mycareer.

Note there’s no hard limit on bookings for Meet the Employers though, so do sign up for that if you’re interested – and also, though the employers are mostly engineering and technology firms, these employers do also offer roles in other areas, such as HR, PR, project management, and so forth.

Finally, we also wanted to take this opportunity to ask you, our students, if there are any sectors or sub-sectors related to environmental or sustainability careers that you’d be keen to hear about, as we’re keen to expand our provision in this area. Do please let us know in the comments below!

Peter Evans