ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANCY CAREERS
Early Career Survey results are in...
Early career professionals (ECPs) are positive about working in the UK’s environmental & sustainability consulting sector, according to Environment Analyst’s Early Career Survey, which saw 370 ECPs share their thoughts on sector entry routes, job satisfaction, retention and the skills crisis.
The survey found role variation, international work and a sense of purpose were critical determinants of job satisfaction. However, the results flagged sub-optimal performance in the areas of sector diversity, salaries, and early engagement with young learners to encourage take-up of relevant STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) subjects, when compared to other professional service sectors.
Find out what it's like to be an environmental consultant
We spoke to four environmental consultants who have recently joined the industry to find out about their day-to-day life, their future goals and ambitions - and what attracted them to the industry in the first place.
With thanks to our Sustainability Delivery Group's Early Career Advisory Board, and in particular Michael Bentham, Niamh Murphy, James Bickle and Adam Lau, and their respective employers, Jacobs, Arcadis, Delta-Simons and Atkins.