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Apprenticeship training course

Sustainability business specialist (integrated degree) (level 7)

Help organisations to manage the resources they use and the waste they generate according to environmentally friendly principles.

Qualification level
7
Equivalent to master’s degree.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Maximum funding
£11,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Head of Energy and Sustainability
  • Head of Responsible Sourcing
  • Head of Sustainability and Environment
  • Sustainbility Manager
  • Sustainbility Specialist
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Conceptualise and resolve ethical, corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues within the business
  • Devise and implement achievable and viable sustainability strategies for the organisation
  • Critically evaluate sustainability issues and trends which may impact on business performance
  • Analyse sustainability performance data and develop the appropriate business response in line with ISO14001, legislative and customer codes of practice
  • Assemble and drive resource efficiency including auditing in line with ISO19011 and ISO17021 and consulting on energy, water, waste, materials, packaging.
  • Develop a global procurement Standards and Governance strategy, breakthrough ideas, best-in-class approaches, bringing the outside inside including innovation and sustainability, and managing the sourcing cycle and supplier relationship management system effectively by liaising with the procurement function
  • Formulate and co-ordinate a business response on sustainability issues to internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead and manage organisational sustainability projects, such as life cycle analysis or foot printing to drive change throughout the business
  • Identify, influence and manage key stakeholders across different business functions
  • Support the organisation at all stages of the internal and external audit process
  • Lead, coach and manage a multidisciplinary team to achieve organisational sustainability objectives
  • Identify, assess, and prioritise sustainability risks within the organisation and utilise resources to mitigate, control and monitor the probability and/or impact of such events
  • Design, implement and evaluate the internal and external environmental audit schedule in line with ISO 19001 and ISO 17021 to drive improvements
  • Appraise the impact of current global economic issues to the viability of sustainability projects and its impact on profitability
  • Lead the corporate social responsibility agenda for the organisation

Full information on Sustainability business specialist (integrated degree) (level 7) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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