Career prospects and recommendations for career development in this and related research fields are given in the ECT Consortium web page (www.ectplus.eu) as well as in the accompanying “Careers in ECT” document .
Successful completion of this programme will prepare the student for a leadership role in various environmental sectors including research, environmental protection and management, chemical industry, non-governmental organisations and all levels of government from local to global. Employers in the public and private sectors require top quality graduates as managers, planners, policy makers, researchers or advisors who can make a difference in environmental management and chemical industry. They need people who have the ability to think through complex issues, who can analyse environmental problems through field measurements, experimentation, lab analyses and modelling, which are capable of managing projects and programmes, and have well developed leadership and personal skills. ECT Consortium supports career development from the very first moment in which a student is enrolled.
The Careers’ prospect is delivered once registration has been formalized and is also available online in the ECT Consortium website. The prospect contains: guidelines, links and references to orientate the student about potential careers and professional prospects; interesting links for job seeking; and examples of real published job offers to let them know which are the requisites and conditions for different employment opportunities in the real world. The prospect is revised each year, together with the website update. The ECT+ EMJMD tutor and the research project supervisor will also advise each student on potential careers and opportunities.
Associated institutions are committed to contribute to the dissemination and visibility of the ECT+ EMJMD achievements to the professional sector/associations, as well as to keep the ECT Consortium informed about opportunities in their sectors. They recognise that the learning outcomes of the Joint ECT+ programme are suitable for positions in their institutions/companies. Likewise, associated institutions are willing to be recipients of outstanding students that gain the ECT+ EMJMD degree. Other institutions involved in pollution research and environmental monitoring, have proven to be keen to recruit graduates who have obtained this Master degree.
The ECT Consortium will develop a distribution list (under UPV/EHU) with all the emails from students of all cohorts. This tool will be very useful for advertising job offers, PhD placements, courses, workshops and other news related with environmental contamination and toxicology. The challenge is to create a ECT+ NETWORK worldwide to help in job offering to new graduates and to maintain contact/link with a growing ECT+ community.