Thinking about an environmental career?

Are you thinking about a career in the environmental sector?  Not sure if it is for you and you’d like to find out more?  Wondering how to get work experience and find jobs in the sector?  Then the ‘Environmental Careers in Focus’ event could be just what you are looking for! 


It’s being held at University Place on Wednesday 25th February 2009 from 1.15-4.45pm.  It’s open to anyone thinking of pursuing a career in the environmental sector and is suitable if you’re studying for a technical or non-technical degree. 

Work experience is really important when you are making applications to this sector.  Graduation might seem quite far off  but any experience you can gain now will help when you are making applications for jobs  in the future.  Come along to the event and speak to the professionals who have been in your situation (and might even have sat in the same lecture theatres as you as many will be Manchester grads)  and get their tips and advice on how to get work experience in the sector.

The event is an opportunity for you to network and gain information from professionals who work in the sector for a variety of different organisations (private, public and voluntary).   They will be from a wide range of discipline areas which we hope will include consultancy, environmental science, EIA and audit, wildlife, environmental law, geotechnics and waste management.  Please note – actual areas represented on the day may differ as the professionals are all taking time out of their businesses on a voluntary basis to come along to this event and to speak to you about their experiences.

Even if you aren’t sure if the sector is for you, or have done some research and want to find out more, you’ll gain from coming along to the event.  It’s your chance to ask questions to professionals working in roles or organisations that you may want to work for one day.  You’ll be able to learn about:

  • how they got into the sector,
  • what it’s like on a day-to-day basis,
  • how to get work experience and find jobs,
  • what will give you the edge when applying for jobs,
  • and much more. 

Why not come along and ask your question to a professional rather than searching for the answer on Google!

If you want to attend, sign up in the events section on our website  from today – Wednesday 11th February 2009.  Places are limited so make sure to reserve your place as soon as possible!


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