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If you ask an environment, health and safety (EHS) professional why they do what they do, you’re likely to be met with a purpose-driven response. EHS is a highly desirable career path that offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to co-create safe and healthy workplaces within which employees can thrive.

Over the years, EHS has become increasingly embedded in the commercial DNA of a business. It is also changing rapidly and since Acre’s inception in 2003, the profession has continued to evolve drastically.

This document provides advice as to how an individual might forge a career in EHS. It is not a definitive guide and much of the advice is applicable to entering any profession; however, we hope that it supports you as you begin your journey into an important and satisfying career.

In the document we explore the following topics:

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    What job roles are available in EHS?

    Find examples of the variety of employment opportunities that relate to EHS.

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    How do I maximize my chances of securing a job in EHS?

    We have produced a strategy to keep you proactive in your job search. Our guide aims to maximize your chances of securing the position you are interested in.

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    What qualifications do I need to start a career in EHS?

    We have provided examples of colleges, qualifications and routes into a career within EHS.

The ideal background for someone looking to find a job in the EHS space is a mixture between academic qualifications, relevant experience and the right soft skills.

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    What skillset is required to work in EHS?

    We believe that the five examples of non-technical skills or traits listed in our guide are essential for success in the EHS profession.

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    What EHS networking events can I attend?

    We have listed links to networking events and sustainability meet-ups across the UK, Europe and the US where you can meet like-minded, passionate individuals.

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    How do I job hunt effectively?

    We have provided an example of a proactive strategy to help when applying for a job.

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    How do I make the most of informational interviews?

    Find out our tips on how to get the most out of your informational interviews.

Download for more Information

If you would like to read and access the full document, please fill out the form below to download a copy of our 'Getting into the Health and Safety' Pack.