Adam Donnan
21 June 2012

IES wins bid to place graduates in environmental science positions across Europe

As an official Leonardo Mobility partner The IES is able to send over 40 graduates on fully-funded professional placements over the next two years

The IES has recently learned of the success of our bid to place graduate members in Environmental Science and Sustainability jobs around Europe through the Leonardo Mobility Programme.

We have partnered with Change Agents UK and host organisations across Europe to provide opportunities for graduates who are passionate about sustainability to boost their employability through professional development opportunities.

As an official Leonardo Mobility partner we are able to send over 40 graduates on these fully-funded professional placements over the next two years. Placements are available with host organisations in Portugal (Peniche and Azores), Spain (Barcelona) and Germany (Hamburg), Austria (Graz), Croatia (Zagreb), Bulgaria (Sofia), France (Brittany), Belgium (Brussels).

The IES is currently on the look out for our graduate members who would like the opportunity to be considered for one of the 12 week placements beginning in September 2012. Placements are fully funded by the Leonardo Mobility programme, as part of the EU Commission’s Life Long Learning Programme. This means that travel, accommodation and living expenses for the 12 week period will be covered.

Volunteers will gain an understanding of sustainability related projects in an international context, develop their employability skills and gain experience in areas ranging from community and international development, sustainable tourism, research, EU policy, sustainable construction, green energy and beyond. Participants will also boost their cultural understanding of the host country and enhance their language skills.

Our partners, Change Agents UK, will provide preparation training before departure, provide on-going support throughout the placement, engage each participant in post-project evaluation and provide opportunities for volunteers to receive official accreditation for their work. This is to ensure that all placements are geared towards volunteers’ professional development and that all participants have a really positive experience.

The deadline for submitting your expression of interest is Sunday, July 1st. To register your interest please follow this link .

Small print:

  1. Candidates must be either British or EU citizens;
  2. Candidates must currently be residing in the UK; and
  3. Candidates must have valid passports to travel between September and December 2012.

Please note that Leonardo programme does not allow EU citizens to be placed in the country where they have citizenship (e.g. a German national cannot apply to the Hamburg placement, but may apply to any of the others).