Name of Organisation: Ambios
Description of Organisation: Ambios Ltd provides nature conservation training in UK and EU via traineeships and volunteering opportunities. Our Mission is to ‘provide inspirational education, practical action, science and technology training and volunteering opportunities in nature conservation in the UK and abroad.’ We help people achieve their goals for nature, science, education and employment.
Name of Employer: Simon Roper
Job Title: Director
Internship Scheme used: A2I, SBP
We recruited a Carbon Offset Project Development Officer and were very impressed with how prepared they were for the workplace.
Our Intern looked at our carbon footprint in relation to our European mobility programmes. She proved to be an excellent asset to our organisation producing quality outputs which challenged our thinking, and which signposted an urgent need for change.
We recommend the University of Exeter Internship Scheme to other companies. It is very well managed and implemented. We thoroughly enjoyed taking on an intern and hope to host more in the future.
Quote from Intern:
“I carried out internet searches on the potential options and finally found documents which enabled me to work out the values. As a result, I demonstrated to Ambios how harmful flying is and they are now looking at changing the business model to less harmful methods of travel or looking at generally less movement- perhaps focusing the work of the projects to the UK rather than abroad. Also they are looking at planting trees because I presented the positive benefits of this apart from just offsetting- air quality, water quality, biodiversity, mental health etc.”