New work experience opportunities for female change makers

COP26 in Glasgow amplified the urgency for decisive action on our climate and ecological crisis. Now, more than ever, we need young people who are inspired, empowered and skilled to help keep global temperatures below 2C.

To support this Catalyse Change are launching a new work experience programme for young women – 18-24 yrs – in partnership with ERM, Vattenfall and Burges-Salmon.

We will provide sustainability work placements and training next year for our young women – or catalysts – as the next stage on their sustainability learning and mentoring journey with us.

These work experience placements will enable the catalysts to gain valuable insights and skills into sustainability and green careers, from renewable energy to environmental consultancy, setting them on a clear pathway to becoming sustainability changemakers.

Our aim is to directly support 100 catalysts on our 2021/22 programme. At least one third of these will be from less advantaged and underrepresented backgrounds and communities.

During this first phase pilot our mission – is to place at least ten catalysts into green jobs – from our current Catalyse Change mentoring programme. All are welcome to get in touch and register their interest.

We are also seeking a small collective of forward-thinking businesses and organisations interested in playing a role in taking on one or two of our work experience catalysts. For more information, please get in touch.

Our programme manager, Traci Lewis, will happily provide more details:

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Catalyse Change CIC is a social enterprise with a mission to inspire, empower and skill girls and young women – or catalysts – as sustainability leaders and change makers.

Programme Partners
Burges Salmon – An independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. The firm has pledged to be Net Zero by 2026.

ERM – At ERM, sustainability is our business. As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

Vattenfall – Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20,000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation.