Careers in Ecology and Environmental Management
The Education, Training and Careers Committee supports the career development of young people and BES members through a variety of programmes, events and publications.
The BES attends UCAS conferences each year along with the Society of Biology, Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry to provide A-level students with advice about science degrees. In addition to hosting its own ecology careers conference for Undergraduates, the BES is represented at a series of Life Science Careers conferences. Careers support has been extended to include Masters level students and in 2013, the BES will hold its first PhD careers conference.
The BES operates an increasingly popular Fellowship scheme which aims to support talented Undergraduate ecologists making the next steps in their career. The scheme has an annual intake and encourages its participants to engage fully in the activities of the Society. Fellowship members organise and host the annual ecological careers conference, attend the BES annual meeting and have increasingly contributed to the work of the Society by representing the BES at various events, organising training events and symposia, drafting Bulletin and blog articles and promoting the Society within their host institutions. Past Fellows are able to stay in touch and develop their skills further through an Alumni group.
In colloboration with the Institue for Ecology and Enviornmental Management, the British Ecological Society produces a career guide for ecology and environmental management. The BES has also worked with other learned Societies to produce a number of publications appropriate for schools.
A number of ecology careers videos can be viewed here