Social & Environmental

Social Work

It's difficult to find work experience in this sector until you are 18 years old.  Volunteering or working with people of varying ages can give you some idea of the skills you will need. 

 

The Open University offers a free online course called Introduction to Social Work which might be of interest.  You can sign up for free at www.open.edu/openlearn.

www.skillsforcare.org.uk - lots of useful information about careers in all areas of care

www.bacp.co.uk - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy has a good careers section on its website

www.basw.co.uk - the British Association of Social Workers has information on the profession in its resources section

www.esrc.ac.uk - the Economic and Social Research Council website has information about careers in social sciences

www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org - the blog is full of useful information about counselling

Environmental Work

www.ehcareers.org - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

www.bohs.org – British Occupational Hygiene Society

www.greenjobs.co.uk

www.ciwem.org – the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmenal Management

www.ieem.net – the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

www.environmentjob.co.uk

www.nerc.ac.uk – Natural Environment Research Council