What do you look for in candidates?
We look for volunteers who have an interest in the environment and the outdoors. No experience is necessary for our volunteer roles and we encourage volunteers to join our projects to gain that practical experience.
What additional skills/attributes do you believe students should develop to make them more competitive?
Good communication skills and a willingness to get your hands dirty!
For our volunteer and paid team leader roles, confidence is key. We deal with a wide demographic of volunteers from different countries to people at different stages of their working life. We find that volunteers that can confidentially communicate with their team get the most out of their volunteering experience.
What advice would you give students in relation to following up after networking events?
Most people appreciate a follow up email. At the very least, this can then sit in their inbox as a reminder. If you don’t hear from them, follow up with a phone call – this can be a great way to see what employment opportunities there might be with a company, especially as so many roles are advertised internally or not at all.