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Meets the three competency areas of the Entrecomp Framework.

Green Consultants was Highly Commended at the Green Gown Awards 2017

Challenges Online are finalists for the Green Gown Awards 2021 in the Tomorrow’s Employees category.

Challenges Online have been shortlisted for the Re-Imagine Education Sustainability Award 2021.

Career Development for Sustainability

Career Development for Sustainability

Career Development for Sustainability

Career Development for Sustainability

The Career Zone enables students from any discipline and any year of study to develop their skills and gain experiences in the sustainability sector. We use a broad definition of sustainability, encompassing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to recycling, waste and water audits. Students are able to engage at three levels; Dip - short interactions, Dabble – exploring the issues, Dive – developing and utilising practical skills and gaining experiences. Students who engage with this agenda are able to Thrive as graduates either in the sustainability sector, or taking their skills and behaviours to other areas of employment.

Many of these opportunities count towards The Exeter Awardan employability achievement award for current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. The University's Sustainability Team have lots of initiatives and opportunities to engage with the sector. The United Nations has Sustainable Development Goals which you can research for more information.


A personal and professional development course for first years that will help you to think about what you want from your future, and identify practical steps to help get you there. You will cover topics including entrepreneurial thinking, growth mind-sets, sustainability, equality, diversity and inclusion, commercial awareness and the fourth industrial revolution throughout this interactive programme. 

More than 10% employers at Fairs in Streatham and Penryn are related to the Sustainability sector.  Our fairs are paperless fairs to make our provision more sustainable.

Careers in the environmental and sustainability sector are bcoming increasingly popular. Sustainability covers sustainable working practices such as workforce resilience, wellbeing and corporate social responsibility. Through the Award you can explore the skills and experiences you may need to succeed in a career in the green sector. You can find out more about the Sustainability Theme on the Exeter Award webpages.

In each episode, staff from the Career Zone discuss careers related topics that‘s on students‘ minds right now. Our goal is to help prepare you for life and work after University, offering quality assistance and advice throughout your course, and for as long as you need it after Graduation.

We’ll help you with a wide range of enquiries, such as: CV and application form advice, booking 1:1 appointments, advice on finding work experience, graduate jobs, or postgraduate study, guidance for interviews and assessment centres, helping you decide which of our free workshops and events will be right for you.

There are a variety of sustainability related episodes including 'Top tips for securing a role in the Green Sector' and 'Careers for Social Justice'. Listen now on Spotify and iTunes

Access to hundreds of alumni (graduates) able to answer your questions on the sector or employer you are interested in working with when you graduate.‌


Personal and professional development experiential skill sessions run throughout the year. All of the topics align with the SDGs.

Sessions include:

Personal Resilience, Time and Stress Management Strategies and Assertiveness & Understanding Behaviour all count towards the Exeter Award and are two hour skills sessions giving you the opportunity to dip your toe into different topics and areas of interest. To search for your next available event, please visit Handshake.

Enterprise education and business start-up support from which many successful social enterprises and sustainability related businesses have been developed.

Many employers come to campus to promote their organisation and encourage students to apply for their graduate roles, a large proportion of these are related to sustainability. Examples include, 'Careers in Sustainability and Environmental Protection' with speakers from the Environment Agency and SW Woodlands Trust.

Matching you with an experienced professional to facilitate one-to-one careers advice over the course of a six month relationship and have included mentors from the Met Office, NHS, Devon County Council and the RSPB. 


Our multi-award winning programme offers students the opportunity to attend skills based training, develop project management and behavioural changes skills, deliver an on-campus project and undertake an internship. Aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in the environment and sustainability sectors.  Feedback from industry shows that this gives our students the competitive edge for many roles in the green sector.

An inter-disciplinary, enquiry led learning experience which helps students develop their employability by exploring 21 Century issues with a strong focus on sustainability, for example, Climate and Environment Emergency, Mental Health and Future Food.

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Enabling students to gain direct, relevant experience and develop their knowledge and experience of sustainability.

» Internships

» Credit-bearing placements such as Treeconomics, Planethub and ClearLead Consulting.

Future17 is a new global initiative between the University of ExeterQS and a consortium of leading international universities. It is a module designed to support students to develop the skills needed to collaboratively tackle 21st Century global challenges through working with professionals to create pathways for innovative solutions to real-world issues associated with one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out more about the Future 17 programme. 


Each year, hundreds of our graduates enter professions that are directly related to sustainability, from Ecologists, Sustainability Officers, Recycling Officers, and Conservation Planners to Wellbeing Officers and Historical Building Inspectors. Hundreds more use the skills and experiences they have developed in a different sector, but continue to apply the behaviours and skills they have learnt.  You can find out more careers in Sustainability via the our Careers Research webpages.

‘Green Consultants has been an absolutely fantastic opportunity. It has given me the change to gain real, professional experience, the drive and the confidence to pursue a career in this sector.’ Modern Languages Graduate.

Visit Handshake to find out what jobs and placements are currently available.