Careers Webinar Series Part 1: Understanding Sustainability Jobs

Date First Broadcast Date 9 March 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Venue Webinar via Zoom
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This webinar will be the first of a series of three which explore careers involving sustainability. We will be hearing from sustainability professionals (whether it is in their job title or not!) about how their career has led to their current role, and how they find tackling the work that they do on a day-to-day basis. 
We will hear from each of our participants about their current roles, there will be a Q&A session with the team, and then there will be a chance to ask any questions yourself. 

Why should I attend?

Sustainability is a diverse and flexible sector, which is attracting an increasing amount of people who would like to work in it but might not know how to engage or what roles are available. This webinar will give an insight into the range of work that falls under this umbrella.

Who is this Webinar for?
This webinar is particularly for students, academics, tutors and student and careers advisors, as well as individuals who are interested in a career in sustainability. Basically, anyone would like to find out more about following this career path through learning from the experiences of professionals within the sustainability sector is very welcome.

  • Michelle Brown – Head of Social Responsibility and Sustainability Programmes at University of Edinburgh
  • David Beards – Senior Policy Officer at the Scottish Funding Council
  • Russell Payne – Principal Consultant, Business Sustainability at AECOM
  • David Fairhurst – Energy & Utilities Manager at Edinburgh Napier University

Questions for our speakers:
  • Why do you work in the area of sustainability?
  • Is sustainability something you have cared about since a young age?
  • How did you get into the sector?
  • Are there any negative aspects to working in the sustainability sector?
  • What do you wish you had known in terms of careers advice when you left school, college or university?
  • What advice would you give college and university students interested in working in the sustainability sector?

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This webinar is part of our EAUC-S Careers Project, and will be downloaded and made available as a video after the event. If you would like to be contacted directly with a link to the video please email Gillian.


Careers Webinar 1

Register for the Careers Webinar 1 on the 9th of March

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