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Eco Careers: Chris Bester, Health Safety and Environmental Engineer at Jersey Electricity plc

We speak to Chris Bester to find out about his role and his advice on how you can learn more about environmental careers.

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What are the main skills needed to do your job?

The ability to share knowledge and to discern important factual information from difference source. Many people have differing opinions and will have different experiences to you; there is skill in knowing when to listen and learn from others. The end goal is to benefit the environment and that should not be forgotten.

What motivated you to work in this field?

I was motivated to work the environmental field as I wanted to put my skills and knowledge from my Chemistry Masters to practical use. Together with my environmental skills, it gives me a helpful mix to problems from a different angle.

What advice would you give to someone who is keen to learn more about environmental careers?

Speak to as many people as you can about the work you want to do and recognise that it may not always be a direct path into the job you want, so you need to work hard and plan you route there; you may find that your dream job is different to what you envisaged, be open.

Thinking of joining an eco career but not sure where to start?

Why not arrange an appointment with the Skills Jersey Careers Advise team who offer a free impartial careers advice and guidance service for all ages, regardless of residency or employment status.

Your one-to-one appointment will be in a relaxed, informal and confidential environment.

Find out more by calling the team on +44 (0) 1534 449440 or book an appointment online.