Your sustainable career
The Committee on Climate Change has woken everyone up with the sobering news that the UK, and many other countries around the world, are not expected to hit their carbon emission reduction targets without some serious soul searching and change.
Although 2017 saw the UK emissions at 43% below 1990 levels, the UK is still struggling to stay on course for the 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 80%. To do this requires at least a 3% drop every year.
This challenge for the UK requires many graduates to take up the green mantle and even dedicate their careers to saving the planet.
18-22 November is our Green Festival here at Reading which is run by Sustainability Services. In Careers we have lots planned to make you more aware of how you can bring a little ‘green’ into your experiences both here at Reading and beyond.
Careers kick off GREEN FESTIVAL with the following events. Please book your place ALL WELCOME.
Working with Animals | Monday 18 November | 17:00 - 19:00
Hear speakers describe how they put animals at the centre of their careers.
Talk to: Battersea Cats and Dogs, BCA (Equine Entrepreneurship), Medical Detection Dogs, Active Vet Care, Wildlife for all and AllTech (UK) Ltd (Animal Nutrition).
BOOK YOUR PLACE
Explore Green Careers | Tuesday 19 November | 13:00 - 15:00
Hear speakers describe how they ensure their career delivers environmental progress.
Talk to: Thames Water, AECOM, Barrett Development Ltd, University of Reading Sustainability Services and Frontier
BOOK YOUR PLACE
Opportunities and Further research
We have blogs to inspire you to take the necessary steps towards a greener career and living the ‘green dream’ and great green jobs on MyJobsOnline such as:
- Graduate Trainee at Osyth Priory
- Sustainability and CSR Placement at Samsung
- Environmental Fate Modelling Trainee at Peter Fisk Associates Ltd
Have a look at these 12 leading green organisations in the UK and keep an eye out for work experience opportunities if you want to join them.
The Prospects guide to the UK’s environmental sector is another useful resource if you are interested in learning more about this sector.