I only applied to one graduate job, and it was Arbtech.
I came across Rob’s post for BERS interns, and after reading all about the company, I was sold.
Arbtech was exactly what I was looking for in terms of actually being able to see growth and longevity in a job whilst enjoying what you do.
I loved the company’s ethos and knew I’d be a great fit – I’m glad Rob agreed!
The thing I love most about Arbtech has got to be the culture.
A company that is willing to give its employees the tools and skills they need to be successful and fully trusts them to get the job done without any micromanagement.
That is everything that I was looking for, and to be honest, I didn’t think I’d find it all in one place.
Also, fair pay for ecologists – who wouldn’t love that?!
Pet my dog mostly (maybe even while I am working from home!).
Having lived in Scotland for the past few years, my dog and I love hiking. We got really used to windy walks and the easy access to greenspaces. She’s the best adventure dog despite her size.
I also enjoy cooking, volunteering, going to gigs and climbing.
Never stop learning.
My pet peeve is people who think that they simply have nothing left to learn. I try to never be the smartest person in the room because I love gaining even just titbits of knowledge from people who know more than me.
Being open to new things and knowledge in general helps because you might see things from a different perspective or approach a difficult situation with an attitude of openness and knowing that if you struggle, then at least you’ll have learnt something.
I haven’t been to one yet sadly, but I’m looking forward to joining in on the next one.
Madagascar! I’d love to visit the island for its biodiversity, forests and – of course – amazing wildlife.
After that, maybe Romania to see some bears or Iceland to explore their amazing landscapes.
I love travelling, so anywhere I haven’t been is always on the cards.
My focus is on developing myself professionally and finding my niche in the sector and specialising.
It means that in a few years’ time, I’ll be an expert and might be mentoring new Arbtech ecologists myself.
At work, I’d love to gain my bat licence and hopefully be working on other protected species licences too.
Outside of work, I want to work on speaking Spanish fluently. I’ve got the basics down, so the next step is to get conversational and improve my vocabulary. I really want to travel to South America in the future, and speaking the language makes getting around so much easier, plus locals always appreciate it.
Charlie joined Arbtech in May 2023.
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