CIEH and Buckingham Futures launch directory full of opportunity for up-and-coming industry talent

05 July 2022, Lucy Salvage

We are pleased to launch our Directory of Student Training Opportunities (DSTO). Supported by environmental health recruitment specialists, Buckingham Futures, the directory will provide employers with a dedicated space to promote their roles to help environmental health students on the pathway to professional registration.

The directory will bring together employers of environmental health services seeking the best in industry talent with students who are looking to improve the breadth and knowledge of their existing skillset. The opportunities offered should ideally align with the requirements of the CIEH Environmental Health Practitioner Portfolio and do not need to be at a high level.

Employers should visit for full details and to submit an opportunity online. Similar types of opportunities are much welcomed to help widen the choice available to students and to reduce pressure on providers. Current opportunity listings are also available to view online by CIEH members only.

CIEH President, Julie Barratt, said:

“There is a shortage of qualified environmental health practitioners and anything we can do to assist those on the pathway to achieving professional status is extremely important. The Directory of Student Training Opportunities will do just that.

We are hoping to see employers from across the sector take full advantage of the directory by submitting their roles and training opportunities to us. Please support our profession and the students working hard to establish themselves in the industry by contacting us with any opportunity you can offer.”

Buckingham Futures CEO, Ketan Dattani, said:

“One of the pleasures of being a specialist consulting firm is that Buckingham Futures has the privilege of partnering with professional bodies with whom we share important values of promoting standards in the training and education of environmental health professionals.

I am very proud that Buckingham Futures is supporting The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health with the Directory of Student Training Opportunities (DSTO). It will be advantageous for everyone, and a genuine win-win for students, employers, and the future of the environmental health profession.”

Where a provider can offer training opportunities or experiences that do not readily fit into the EHP Portfolio, we request that these are still included, since the practical element of training is designed to provide a well-rounded and experienced EHP, and therefore any experience is valuable. Employers requesting more detailed information on the interventions contained within the Portfolio before submitting an opportunity can email us at [email protected]

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