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Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Environmental Roles Remain the Career of Choice for Third Consecutive Year

28 May 2014

According to the latest results published today by IEMA from the annual Practitioners’ Survey, 70.1% of Members said they are either satisfied or very satisfied in their roles in environment and sustainability management. As a group the 41.7% of the respondents who consider themselves “career changers” - those who started professional life in non-environmental roles - are even more satisfied to have made the change, with 77% saying they are either satisfied or very satisfied. The reported levels of satisfaction have remained stable year-on-year since 2012.

The range of skills needed to work in an environment and sustainability role continues to be varied, demonstrated by the fact that 84% of professionals work across multiple work areas. 

The Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP) in SOAS, University of London, provides one of the study programmes approved by IEMA. The Environmental Management study programme can provide exemption from the training requirement for Associate membership of IEMA.

To find out more about the survey and its results, please visit the website of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).

Source: IEMA