Watch the webinar recording from 12th September 2023.
Ways to start a new green career
Please note that the subtitles on this video have been auto-generated and so there may be some inaccuracies in the captions.
Career-changing can be daunting, and at IEMA we often receive queries from individuals who want to move into a green job, but are unsure where to start. We know that a large proportion of the workforce of the future are in employment now, and that we also have a green skills gap which we need to improve. It’s therefore important to support those who want to move into a green role and harness their passion for the environment.
We collaborated with Hays UK, a strategic partner of the Green Careers Hub, to bring you this webinar. Paul Gosling, National Director – Sustainability, who regularly talks to both candidates and employers, presented part of this online session to provide tips and advice. The webinar covered:
- Current trends in sustainability and the broader context of green jobs
- How to maximise your value from previous roles and identify your transferable skills and knowledge
- The benefits of volunteering in a green role or organisation
- How to tailor/address the career change in your applications
We also heard from Clare Roberts, IEMA member and Project Manager at EMEC Ecology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Clare talked about her personal experiences of changing career and moving into a green job.
This session is available to everyone, particularly those who are interested in changing career and moving into a sustainability-focused role, but perhaps don’t know where to start on that journey. The Green Careers Hub can support you, wherever you are on your green careers journey.
IEMA is the membership body for environment and sustainability professionals