What skills are employers looking for?
Associate Professor David Bruce prepared a report for The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors titled Environmental Graduate Skills and Employer Needs Survey
The principal findings of the report were:
- The dominant employer of Environmental graduates in 2017 – 2018 is the private sector usually through environmental consultants.
- Over 70% of the employment of Environmental graduates occurs in the eastern states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
- In addition to deep subject knowledge, the skills sought by employers of Environmental graduates are written and oral communication, project management, problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking.
- At a national level the supply of Environmental graduates will probably meet supply in most years, though there is some concern re supply in 2020.