Is achieving Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) a New Year’s resolution? To help you achieve your goal, the Society for the Environment (SocEnv) has summarised some top tips for succeeding in your application:
- the word count is restricted for the application, so be direct and to the point; you need to convince the assessors you meet the criteria, so really focus on how you are meeting the specific competency
- some people choose to use a separate example for each question in the application to distinguish their answers; others use one example to demonstrate how they meet all the competencies. Do whatever works best for you – just be sure that in each answer the example is relevant to the competency being assessed
- keep a CPD record and be prepared to attach it to your application. Stay up to date with news and developments in your sector/discipline. This will further reinforce your knowledge and competence
- look at joining a mentoring programme where you can network and be guided by chartered environmentalists who have been through the application process themselves; and
- the interview is an informal professional conversation so try not to get overwhelmed. The questions will be centred around your application.
For more top tips, visit bit.ly/SocEnv_101 To further support you in your application, SocEnv regularly hosts online registration 101 sessions.
To book your place visit socenv.org.uk/events
CABE is licensed by the Society for the Environment to award the professional registrations REnvTech, REnvP and CEnv to members.
To discover more, or apply for registration, visit cbuilde.com/socenv