The Futurechangers programme aims to encourage students to think about pursuing a career in environmental campaigning.
Paid campaigning work is fulfilling and offers a range of good opportunities that young people might not otherwise consider as a career path. In addition you get to change the world for the better.
What they’ll learn
Over six contact sessions participants will learn about car dependency, which is a topical environmental issue.
|What is car dependency?|
|Car dependency is when cities and lifestyles are arranged around the car as the primary mode of transport. This causes a range of problems including inactivity, pollution and poor use of land.|
They’ll also learn about how professional campaigning works, the variety of skills required for jobs in the sector and get a taste of how it all comes together by creating their own campaigns.
The programme includes a one week paid placement at an environmental charity as well as support before, during and afterwards to make the most of it.
|Six two hour training sessions over the year |
Six days paid work placement in April.
What they’ll get out of it
The programme ends with a certificate of completion and a celebration of the work done.
Students who have enjoyed the experience will be supported in choosing university courses that would assist them in the career path of environmental campaigning.