Low Carbon Devon showcases new film about their Internship and Leadership Programme
The team at Low Carbon Devon are excited for PMG Members to see their new film about the Future Shift: Low Carbon Devon Internship and Leadership programme.
The team explained that they are particularly proud of this part of the Low Carbon Devon project which is set to provide an intern for a low carbon project in around 30 Devon businesses. From lowering carbon footprints in care homes to the design of clothes made from recycled plastic, Devon small and medium sized enterprises are working hard to reduce their carbon emissions.
To find out more watch the 2 minute film on You Tube!
100% of both the hosts and the interns recommend the programme. The interns’ career prospects have been given a boost and many are now employed in related role. The current cohort have just started their 3 month internships and the next cohort runs from October – December, details to be announced in August on the programme webpage.
The Internship and Leadership Programme background:
The Low Carbon Devon Internship and Leadership Programme is a 3-month fully-funded internship opportunity placing current students or recent graduates of the University of Plymouth within Devon SMEs to work on a low carbon project.
The internship programme provides invaluable support for Devon-based enterprises combined with practical work experience and leadership development for current students and recent graduates. This allows local organisations to deliver a low carbon project, develop or implement a new low carbon idea, product or service, and/or reduce their carbon emissions.
The innovative leadership component comprises of change-leadership and personal development workshops for the interns to enable them to become future-fit as change-makers, leaders and role models of a low carbon society. These weekly 1-hour workshops focus on sustainability leadership and developing the skills and tools combined with the inspiration, confidence and ability to facilitate compassionate and proactive change to tackle the climate challenge. They are framed using the Plymouth Compass leadership tool.
About Low Carbon Devon
The Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon project provides an exciting new catalyst for low-carbon economic growth in Devon. Supported by an investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the £2.6m project, finishing in 2023, supports Devon-based organisations to access research, business support, and engage with the University of Plymouth around the low-carbon agenda. https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/sustainability-hub-low-carbon-devon
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