SYVCF-Imagining a world without waste – careers that can save the planet! – Speakers for Schools

SYVCF-Imagining a world without waste – careers that can save the planet!

SYVCF-Imagining a world without waste – careers that can save the planet!


Age: 14-16

Duration: 1 Day

Industry: Energy/Utilities

Application deadline: 03/06/2022

Dates: 28/06/2022 – 28/06/2022

Note – please do not share this opportunity with anyone outside of the specified age range for this placement as they will be ineligible to apply

This opportunity is part of the South Yorkshire Virtual Careers Festival, places are only available for students aged 14-16 from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham & Sheffield due to project funding. Applications from students in other areas will unfortunately be declined.

The Biorenewables Development Centre is a research and development centre at the University of York developing ways of converting plants and wastes into products.

Our people have a range of different qualifications and skills including chemistry, biology, project management, communications, accountancy and law. We have the skills, technology and expertise to help people turn their ideas into commercial products that reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Join us to:

  • Learn about how using biological resources better helps towards maintaining a healthier planet
  • Test your knowledge of everyday products made from plants, animals, microbes or waste products by taking our quiz
  • Learn more about the research taking place that will help us to combat climate change and pollution
  • Take a virtual tour of our labs
  • Take part in our challenge to come up with your own sustainable business idea

When applying, answer the following questions

  • Passion: What cause(s) are you are passionate about? Please also explain why.
  • Entrepreneur: If you could go back in time and be the person who invented something we use today, what would it have been and why?
  • If you could solve one problem facing the world today, what would it be?

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

 Problem Solving
 Creativity
 Staying Positive

Apply here

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