How I got my role: Lucy Interested in studying the environment since high school. Studied Environmental Science as one of my AS and subsequently A-level subjects. Then went on to study BSc Environmental Science as my degree at Newcastle University. Brief work in a consultancy 6 month project placement in Newcastle University’s Sustainability Team. My contract was subsequently extended and then I successfully attained a permanent position as Sustainability Officer.
How I got my role: Hannah Interest in environment/sustainability issues Studied BSc Environmental Science at Newcastle University Realised through volunteer work that my interest was on the engagement and social side of Sustainability Worked in admin at the University to gain professional skills Joined the team in 2009 as Sustainability Support Officer
Job Role: Lucy Assisting Energy Manager Footprinting emissions Legislation; CRC, DECs TEAM PV tariff submission Energy Management System (EnMS) Water Engagement Student Switch Off Switch Off Bra campaign
Job Role: Hannah Assisting Waste Manager Complying with legislation/maintaining records Implementing systems Delivering infrastructure Reporting Engagement Awareness campaigns for staff and students Support Environmental Coordinator Network Deliver Green Impact Student Interns
Key Competencies Communication skills Interpersonal skills Adaptable to change Making and maintaining relationships Initiative Persuasiveness Analytical ability Creativity
Interview Skills Do your research and demonstrate it Always be professional yet personable Eye contact Positive body language Always be positive about yourself Relax Always ask questions!
Advice Voluntary work Maintain your CV and record training Connect with people and networks Get involved!