Breaking into the Sector

It can be daunting knowing where to begin, and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd but there are a number of things you can do:

Volunteer – Do you have a local conservation group or wildlife trust near year? A few hours of volunteering each week can really show commitment to the profession on your CV.

Improve your practical skills – As well as volunteering, attending formal training courses can help you to demonstrate your practical skills. Why not take a look at our Training and Events pages?

Attend a CIEEM conference – We offer 5 free student places at all of our conferences. In addition to the fantastic quality presentations and workshops, they are also a great opportunity to network and meet people in the sector.

Get involved with your local Member Network – As a member you can get involved with your local member network which will provide opportunities to network, share knowledge and learn more about the science and practice of the profession. Member Network committees also run events such as workshops and field trips, as well as taking part in other activities such as careers fairs and policy engagement.

Keep up to date with what’s happening in the sector – Read our In Practice magazine, policy briefings and enewsletters.

View our student webinar Hear first-hand from the CIEEM Secretariat about ways to get involved with the Institute and how we can support you in your professional development.