Sustainability Careers Guide

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This guide was updated in January 2023.

Colleges and Universities exist to develop the leaders of tomorrow. It is vital that students are supported to develop sustainability skills during their studies, and to then pursue careers in this area if they wish to.

Growing numbers of students engaging with sustainability issues are looking to follow a career path of this nature, but Careers and Student Advisors can struggle to understand what this means and how students can best develop both their employability and the quality of their applications for such roles. It is therefore important that support is made widely available. 
The EAUC-Scotland Office identified the need across the UK for written guidance to help anyone looking for or advising on careers in sustainability. Through extensive research in universities and colleges, and in collaboration with career support organisations, feedback suggested that Advisors needed online resources which they could use to learn more about these sustainability careers, that could also be made accessible to interested students.
Guides to cover the following topics, for advisors and students on the careers journey, have been created with advice and links to resources along the way:

Understanding – Taking you from your basic knowledge of what a ‘sustainability’ job is, to understanding the opportunities for your career path in the sector; this details comprehending the wide scope of a career involving sustainability. 

Preparing – Focusing in on the variety of jobs in the area and how to prepare for the specific knowledge, experience and skills desirable and essential to the sector.

Winning - Providing contacts and links that narrow down the search  for a specific job, as well as tips on how to promote your sustainability credentials in CVs, cover letters and interviews.

These Guides are available to view and download on the Sustainability Exchange here. Download the full guide below.


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