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What is a career in sustainability?

Working in sustainability doesn't just mean environmental conservation. A career in sustainability could mean working in local or national government. It might also mean investment banking, social media, and many other industries.

Sustainability is the concept of meeting our needs without compromising the future. It encompasses natural, social, and economic resources. There is no single sustainability profession. There is a wide range of technical and non-technical jobs. And these jobs are in industry, local and national government, and voluntary organisations.

To get into this field, do your research. Be up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. You may need to have some work or voluntary experience to show your commitment.

Targetjobs has produced a useful introduction to find a graduate job that helps the environment.

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