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SUSTAINABLE FUTURES

Workshop Programme
Interactive workshops (which can be delivered via remote learning) focused on sustainability and employability

We know that millions of students and graduates across the UK this year will be finding it hard to understand how best to gain experience or start a career in sustainability when gaining face-to-face experience or meeting people and networking is off the cards. We are here to help.

 

The Sustainable Futures programme is designed to equip young people with a sound understanding of the principles of sustainability, to understand what skills are now needed in our society, workplaces and economy (and how these can be developed) and to build confidence/workplace preparedness. We’ve been helping young people to begin careers in sustainability-related roles for nearly 25 years, running graduate schemes, sustainability projects and training; we have distilled what we have learnt over the years into this course and set it in the context of the climate emergency where we believe sustainability & environmental protection needs to be a part of everyone’s role. 

 

Across 3 interactive workshops, we cover aspects such as:

  • what working in sustainability looks and feels like and what trends we might see emerging

  • an introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • what different types of organisations and roles exist

  • how participants' values and networks can be used to shape their careers in sustainability

  • the skills employers are looking for and how to develop and demonstrate skillsets

  • and how participants can shape their CVs and applications for maximum impact

We also provide access to our online Learning Academy of career development and professional skills courses, and giving them feedback and support through our team of experienced educators and recruitment specialists. 

 

Feedback has been great, with one attendee stating the programme "broadened my knowledge on the variety of fields in which sustainability plays a role", and another saying they "didn't realise how many sustainability roles there were outside of the green sector".

 

We are keen to deliver this programme to young people in FE and HE and other youth organisations who share our values.

Get in touch to find out how we can work together.

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