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The life of an Environmental Consultant

27th January 2015

Mabbett were delighted to welcome, Kirstie Main, into our East of Scotland team for a two week placement during January 2015. Kirsty is in her final year at the University of St Andrews studying towards a degree in Environmental Biology and Geography.

As a final year university student, Kirstie started to consider career options and from her research, felt that consultancy may offer a good fit with her skills, qualifications and career aspirations.  Kirstie approached Mabbett for a placement opportunity to gain insight into ‘The life of an Environmental Consultant’. Kirstie approached Mabbett because of the firms close locality to her home in the East of Scotland and secondly, Kirstie was encouraged by the broad range of consulting services offered.

Kirstie spent two weeks working alongside our team in the Rosyth office, gaining valuable work experience in the field of consulting. Activities undertaken by Kirstie during her placement included:

  • compiling case studies on health and safety compliance audits, and occupational hygiene monitoring.
  • writing Mabbett news reports for the website.
  • researching information on specific renewable energy projects and associated legislation.
  • helping write technical reports for clients.

Kirstie also spent a day through at our head office in Glasgow and enjoyed chatting with our staff over a coffee to learn more about our clients and projects.

On completion of the placement, Kirstie provided the following feedback on her placement experience, “these past two weeks really have been invaluable to me. I have learnt a huge amount about a lot of things in a very short time and am impressed and amazed by the variety of work the Mabbett consultants can turn their hands to!

It would be a privilege to work for Mabbett as their ethos, forward thinking and development plans make this an exciting company to be working for in an era where the environment demands attention. “

It was a pleasure to have Kirstie join our team on a student placement and we wish Kirstie all the best for the remainder of her final year.