Environment Agency
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Process & Chemical Engineering Industry Placement 2024

Job description

Do you want to be part of a life enhancing organisation that puts you at its heart, and aims for transformative action?

Are you part of the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than you found it?

The Environment Agency has exciting opportunities for you to do just that.

Our 12-month industry placements give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience whilst complementing your studies and personal and professional growth. This scheme could lead to various career pathways across the Environment Agency and kick start your future!

Our Regulated Industry teams work with UK industry to ensure compliance with Environmental Permitting and COMAH Regulations. We cover a wide range of industrial sectors including chemicals, refineries and metals to reduce environmental impacts and improve process safety to protect people and the environment

During your placement with us you will gain experience and develop skills in areas such as:

  • Data management and analysis
  • Regulating the environment
  • Evaluation of environmental impact
  • Industrial Transition for carbon reduction
  • Development of environmental standards
  • Enforcement
  • Environmental Incident management
  • Partnership working
  • Public engagement

The support you get includes:

  • Pastoral support through mentors, office buddies, intern community, and access to the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic network and supporting services
  • An industry placement specific welcome event with lots of engagement activities and guest speakers. Access to a wide range of training and development courses

Your placement will be split into 4-month postings into our three main industrial regulation business areas, which are Operations, National Permitting and Environment & Business.

You will see direct impacts of the work we do and understand how we work with operators of industrial facilities to ensure that the industry we regulate is sustainable for the future and provides benefit to society without causing harm to people or the environment.

What we are looking for

You will be someone with a genuine interest in the environment and be passionate about creating a better place for people and wildlife. You will be flexible in your approach and have determination to make positive change happen.

We are looking for applicants who are currently studying, or have studied, a Chemical or Process Engineering degree programme which is accredited by the Institute of Chemical Engineers as well as any of the following skills:

  • Team working
  • Confidence with data
  • Problem-solving
  • Engineering knowledge
  • Health and safety

Experience/skills can be transferrable. If you volunteer, are a member of a sports team or social club you can use this experience to support your application for a role with us.

You are a UK, Commonwealth or EEA (European Economic Area) national

You have the right to work in the UK

You will have completed a minimum of two years of your degree in a Chemical or Process Engineering discipline* or youu have graduated from an undergraduate degree or master's degree programme in a Chemical or Process Engineering discipline* within the last 12 months (from June 2023)

*If successful, you will be required to give evidence of your qualification (expected or awarded).

Accepted degree subjects

  • environmental science and ecology
  • pharmacy and pharmacology
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • chemistry
  • civil engineering and construction
  • chemical engineering
  • materials science
  • geology and geography

Additional job details

UK wide

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Start Date 1 July 2024


How to apply

On submission of your application, you will receive a link to complete an assessment via a company called Artic Shores. Information on your next steps will be included in the email. You should receive this within 24hrs of your application submission. See the candidate pack for more information on the process.

We will ask about your preferences in the application form, and we will contact you to find out more about your interests and align these to the roles we have to offer.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 27 November 2023

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Closing date:  27 November 2023

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