We’re super excited at Conservation Careers HQ this week for two BIG reasons… REASON ONE – Our training course starts in just 44 days! From the 14th-17th September we’re running our SECOND EVER ‘Conservation Career Starter – UK Training Course’… The special event will help you to explore your career options and get a clear, actionable plan together to get you going. You’ll also get certified in Project Management for Wildlife Conservation from the experts at WildTeam UK. Highly sought-after skills in any field of work.
The course is designed for:
Job Seekers – Such as under-graduates and post-graduates looking for that first paying role in wildlife conservation
Career Switchers – People looking to switch into conservation from a totally different sector, but don’t know where to start and need a helping hand
Career Explorers – Those doing an unrelated course or training right now, but feel their passion is in nature conservation. This course will help you to explore your career options and get a clear, actionable plan together to help you pivot and change direction with confidence
REASON TWO – The Conservation Careers Podcast is now live! We explore how to get a conservation job by speaking to professional conservationists who share their career stories and advice. If you want the inside scoop on the life of a professional conservationist and their industry, are feeling lost in your conservation job hunt and need some direction, or wanting to work in conservation but don’t know where to start – this is the podcast for you.
Patricia Zurita | CEO of BirdLife International
In this opening episode of the Conservation Careers Podcast, Nick Askew speaks with Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International. Patricia shares her career story so far, and how she got from her childhood in Ecuador to be the only female leader of a big international conservation charity. She also tells us what it’s like to a CEO, what advice she’d give budding conservationists in their job hunt, what skills and people the conservation movement are looking for, and discusses some of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Check out the podcast here – https://www.conservation-careers.com/podcast/podcast-patricia-zurita-ceo-of-birdlife-international/
Professor Bill Sutherland | Cambridge University
In this episode of the Conservation Careers Podcast, Nick Askew talks to Professor Bill Sutherland – Miriam Rothschild Chair of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge and Founder of Conservation Evidence. Bill is proposing a ‘revolution in conservation practice’, and we talk today about his drive to develop a sound evidence base for conservation. Doing more of what is proven to work, and less of what isn’t. Bill also shares his thoughts on the ways to progress an academic career, along with practical advice on how to apply for PhDs (and jobs), and which mistakes to avoid. Check out the podcast here – https://www.conservation-careers.com/podcast/professor-bill-sutherland-cambridge-university/
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