Sustainability business specialist apprenticeship

Find new and innovative approaches to working

Sustainability business specialists help companies, public services and non-profit organisations identify and implement policies to manage the resources used and the waste generated by the organisation. In this role, you’ll find new and innovative approaches to working and build resilience based on economically sound, socially friendly and environmentally driven principles. During the sustainability business specialist apprenticeship you’ll be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring business sustainability strategies; communicating plans; formulating budgets; and marketing sustainability strategies to customers, suppliers, colleagues and consumers. The role is highly challenging and multifaceted and will reach across all areas of the organisation. This means you’ll need to work across functions and have a high level of autonomy to do so. In some companies, you may lead a small team of dedicated experts, however, in a number of other organisations, you’ll work within a management structure with no line management responsibilities. On completion, you’ll achieve a master’s degree in sustainability.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Geography and business studies

Entry requirements for the sustainability business specialist apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000

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