New Apprenticeships, Employer Champions, Podcasts and Even a New Website!
This is a joint blog update from the Society's Chair, Professor Will Pope HonFSE CEnv, and Dr Emma Wilcox, Chief Executive.
It has been another two very busy and positive months for the Society for the Environment - something we say quite often! Think new environmental apprenticeships, Employer Champions, podcasts, registrant profiles and even a new website.
The Society is committed to working with employers to advance the competence of environmental professionals. In our June update, we noted the launch of our new Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) Employer Champion recognition programmes. Being recognised as a CEnv or REnvTech Employer Champion highlights an organisation’s support they provide to their staff to excel via environmental professional registration. This month, we are delighted to announce two new CEnv Employer Champions – Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd and Locogen. If you would like to showcase your organisation’s commitment to ensuring high standards through registration, click here to find out more about how you can become recognised as an Employer Champion.
We are proud of the excellence, commitment and diversity of our registrants and showcase their achievements via our registrant profiles and monthly podcasts. Our latest profile highlights Helen Keenan CEnv, an Environmental Consultant registered as a CEnv via the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Find out more about Helen and registrants from across the environmental profession via our website. You can also catch up on the two latest episodes of our podcast series, ‘Interviews with Environmental Professionals’, as we explore the careers of Steve Coles REnvTech and Jerome Baddley CEnv, registrants with the Institute of Water (IWater) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) respectively. Listen and subscribe to our podcasts here.
Taking an active role in supporting the new Environmental Practitioner degree apprenticeship - the first level six apprenticeship for the environment sector - has been a rewarding experience and opens up a new path towards more competent environmental teams and professional registration. We champion all routes into the environmental sector that equip aspiring professionals with the necessary knowledge and experience to begin a successful and rewarding career in their desired discipline. Launched earlier this summer, with the first intake next month, now is the time to plan ahead to ensure your organisation doesn't miss out on employing an environmental apprentice in September 2020.
As always, we would urge you to keep a close eye on the Society's website and social media channels as we have a raft of exciting developments coming up (be sure to find us on Twitter @SocEnv_HQ as well as LinkedIn). This includes a new dedicated website for the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF) – going live to all this autumn. This new website will provide the perfect platform for showcasing the forum’s key policy projects and submissions as we bid to influence environmental policy and its formulation. We are also introducing two new Special Interest Groups led by our registrants, looking at the Climate Emergency as well as ‘Soil and Stones’, the latter encompassing the use and movement of soil and stone within a range of different sectors including forestry, construction and agricultural management. In September, SocEnv’s newly developed Board will also hold its Strategy Away Day, where they will decide on SocEnv’s direction and priorities for the coming twelve months. An exciting Autumn ahead!
Dr Emma Wilcox – Chief Executive, Society for the Environment
Professor Will Pope HonFSE CEnv - Chair, Society for the Environment