Closed: Virtual Work Experience - Johnson Matthey - Green Skills Week 2021

Johnson Matthey

Available Between
6
Apr
2021
6
Apr
2021

Join Johnson Matthey’s Green Skills Week and have the chance to win our green skills challenge

Green skills and sustainable technologies are vital for JM to achieve our vision for a cleaner, healthier world. With the ever-increasing demand for the world to behave more sustainably, businesses need people that are equipped with green skills to support them.

This Green Skills Week, we invite you take part in three virtual talks from leading industry experts at Johnson Matthey on the following key themes; reaching net zero, clean air for all, and efficient use of the world’s natural resources.

•Reaching net zero - Tuesday 6th April 9.30-11.30am (includes intro to Johnson Matthey)

•Clean air for all - Tuesday 6th April 12-1.30pm

•Efficient use of the world’s natural resources - Tuesday 6th April 2.30-4pm

The talks will improve your understanding about green skills and how they link to science and technology that is applied to the world around us. You’ll gain valuable knowledge relating to green economy and be able to demonstrate green skills ability.

You’ll also receive our ‘Green skills for a cleaner, healthier world’ guide, with helpful tips about getting STEM and green skills jobs, and more insight into the different green technologies we make.

Take part in our challenge judged by expert panel

We’re also offering you the chance to be part of our green skills challenge! 60 selected students will be invited to work in small teams to design a sustainable piece of technology and present their ideas to a panel of acclaimed industry experts! The three winning groups will be featured on JM’s website and social medias and will also receive a green skills prize.

Challenge time commitments: Wednesday 7th April (four hours); Thursday 8th April (30 mins)

To be considered for the challenge, please answer all three questions in this application, making sure to demonstrate your passion for science and the green economy, and your ability to work well in a team. Please write `no` for question three if you don`t want to be considered for the challenge.

We look forward to welcoming you to our ‘Green skills for a cleaner healthier world’ opportunity.

Placement Notes

Please note, if you`re invited to take part in the green skills challenge, please ensure you`re available at the times listed above on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th April. Speakers for Schools will contact you with details if you`re selected. Students will be selected based on the strength of their responses only

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Understanding how the organisation operates
Decision Making
Understanding more about the sector
Communication Skills
Problem solving
Interpersonal skills
Time management
Giving presentations
Meeting senior executives
Team work
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Ambitious
Inquisitive
Determined
Creative
Interested in problem solving
Enthusiastic

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
1
Tell us about your favourite green technology and why you think it’s so important.

2
Would you consider a career using STEM/green skills? Please explain why.

3
Do you want to be considered for our green skills challenge? (This is optional) If yes, please explain why. Please type ‘no’ if you don’t want to be considered.