EP Wales caught up with Brian Royson Mayne, Chair of the Chartered Institute for Wastes Management, Wales ahead of his appearance at the All Wales Virtual Careers Fair. Brian reveals all about the CIWM, his ‘plan B’ dream career, what’s helped him through lockdown this last year…and his enthusiasm for extremely spicy chili peppers.
Speaking ahead of the first ‘All Wales Virtual Careers Fair’ on Monday March 1st, science communicator/presenter Huw James and Forbes Under 30 finalist Jessica Leigh Jones MBE have underlined how students emerging into the job market can gain a competative advantage by blending career passions, being agile and viewing their future careers as ‘jungle gyms’ rather than traditional career ladders.
All Wales Virtual Careers Fair – exhibitors and grads/students wanted! Environment Platform Wales has been working with other Welsh University Careers Services and UK’s student employability experts GTi group to deliver an ‘All Wales Virtual Careers Fair’ on March 1st (10am-3pm) and bookings for this event are open for employers and students. It’s a great way…
Large-scale Welsh businesses, micro-employers and organisations are being encouraged to join the first pan-Wales careers fair which is being co-produced by all Welsh universities and HEIs. Working together for the first time in partnership with GTI, the virtual fair will promote a range of opportunities, graduate schemes and pathways into employment open to students and graduates.
As part of our work to support the next generation of environmental professionals in Wales, Environment Platform Wales (EP Wales) is producing a series of bite-sized talks focused on careers and skills development. The guest podcast series feature early career environmental professionals from across the public, private and third sectors. Review the shows and enter a draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher in time for Christmas.
As part of our Upland Voices project, we meet Barbara Jones, who has dedicated her life to monitoring and protecting the elusive Snowdon Lily. Only found on the steepest, most remote rocky outlets in Snowdonia – the alpine plant grows in only six locations. Facing freezing conditions, icy fingers and bruises is just part of the territory for Barabra, who leads the charge to montitor the plants at a number of microsites in Snowdonia. Despite being retired and the restrictions of Covid-19 on progress this year, Barabra is more determined than ever to bridge the communication gap between conservation and recreation.
As part of our Upland voices project, Mid Wales beef and sheep farmer Hywel Morgan shares the story of his family farm ar Esgairllaethdy at the foot of the Black Mountains. In this article, he outlines his concerns and worries for the future of farming and what it’s like to be a farmer in Wales in 2020. In the run-up to our Resilience in the Welsh Uplands confererence in September, we’re shining a light on seldom-heard voices currently living and working in the Welsh Uplands. Why not get involved and share your story, too?