Rise in career changers

1st June 2015


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Christopher Hodgson

Environment and sustainability roles are becoming the career change of choice, with 42% of professionals who now work in these roles describing themselves as "career changers", according to a survey by IEMA.

The data comes from IEMA's practitioner poll, which found that 87% of those who started their career in non-environment or sustainability roles are happy with their choice of career. The proportion of practitioners reporting high levels of satisfaction has risen by 10% since last year, IEMA said.

Tim Balcon, CEO of IEMA, said: "With the economy becoming increasingly dependent on environment and sustainability skills, it's great to see that many who boast these skills are enjoying their roles to such a high level. These skills and the people that are entering the profession have a vital role to play in enhancing and supporting business action in this area."

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