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Environmental businesses offered new way of tapping into the latest skills and knowledge

Plymouth University is looking for businesses to work in partnership with a number of their skilled MSc Environmental Consultancy students in Spring 2017.

Businesses working in the environment sector are being offered the opportunity to inject fresh skills and knowledge into their teams, without the long-term commitment of recruiting new staff. 

Students from the Plymouth University Environmental Consultancy Masters course are looking for businesses to host them for an eight-week placement in Spring 2017. 

The students, who will already be qualified to degree level and who are working towards Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status, are looking work in partnership with their host companies to assist with projects or tasks for mutual benefit. It's an excellent opportunity for firms who might be in need of short-term consultancy, a fresh approach, or the injection of the latest knowledge. 

In return, the students will gain valuable experience of working in a professional commercial environment, and add a practical element to their learning. Students are not typically paid for any work undertaken on a placement, although many host companies do contribute to travel and accommodation expenses incurred as part of the placement. 

Businesses of any size or structure can become a placement host, providing they are able to offer a relevant programme of work, and are able to support the student by providing supervision and feedback. 

Placements are set to take place in March/April 2017, and typically last for eight weeks. If you are interested in hosting a student or finding our more about the scheme, please contact Alison Austin, at Plymouth University's Employability Service on email: placements@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone: 01752 587 913.

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