Working with Birmingham University FIS have been offered a limited number of places on a new and exciting Net Zero Together training course that will support businesses in improving sustainability within their business and on their projects. The course is aimed at individuals employed or are part of an organisation and wish to become “sustainability champions” in their organisation. In order to be eligible for the funded place the participants would ideally reside in the West Midlands area or carry out a substantial proportion of their work in the region. The participant must have the support of their organisation and be employed by that business.
Structure of the Course
The first half of the course will be looking at the fundamental understanding and useful information about Sustainability, Net-Zero, and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This will be achieved through various teaching media including: virtual seminars; discussions; reading; and podcasts, to name a few.
The second part of the course will focus on the project work. The participants will be grouped into teams of 4-5 people. One of the organisations represented by a member in each group will be selected for the whole team to act as consultants in producing (or building upon) a sustainability plan for that organisation. For this part of the course, instead of weekly seminars there will be consultancy opportunities with industry and academic experts so the participants can ask more specific questions related to their particular project and gain greater insight and skills. The groups will then produce and deliver a presentation on their project at the end of the course at the Exchange.
In order to be eligible for the Skills Bootcamp Net Zero Together you will need:
- A letter of recommendation from your line manager or someone in a similar position.
- To demonstrate a role in the sustainability agenda in your company or that this course will help you become more involved.
- To be aged 19 or over.
- To have the right to work in the UK.
- To live in the West Midlands.
- To meet residency requirements.
September 2022 intake: To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before: Wednesday 14th September 2022. Before submitting your application, please make sure it is complete. Otherwise, your application will not be reviewed.
January 2023 intake: To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before: Wednesday 4th January 2023. Before submitting your application, please make sure it is complete. Otherwise, your application will not be reviewed.
FIS Sustainability Champion Flavie Lowres: “I know the team at Birmingham and they are doing great work. This is an amazing opportunity to develop knowledge within your business and our community and it would be great to see FIS Members grab it with both hands).
Places are limited and this is likely to be a very popular course – if you are interested in nominating a member of your team contact: Flavie Lowres firstname.lastname@example.org