Interactive workshops (which can be delivered via remote learning) focused on sustainability, skills for the future and employability
We know that thousands of young people, students and graduates across the UK are finding it hard to understand how best to gain experience or start a career in sustainability. We know young people find the journey from education to work can be challenging. 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 and climate literacy
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
moving from education to the world of work
CV development, applying for jobs and interview skills
We also provide access to our online Learning Academy of career development and professional skills courses, and giving them feedback and support through our experienced team.
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.