• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the virtual experience and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • We got the chance to hear from a mix of exciting and captivating speakers from all areas of conservation. Each day we met on Zoom at 9am, and the day was structured well - each speaker had an hour slot, and allowed time for questions. We were given a debrief each day, and also given a window of time to speak with our groups for our final projects if we wanted.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Yes! I learnt that I have a new skill of being able to understand that I have existing skills, if that makes sense! On top of this, I learnt some new and insightful skills about the conservation sector that I did not know (what is involved in being a reserve ranger etc). I also had the opportunity to build on group work skills, so that we could submit an exciting final project!

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was very eye-opening as I truly did not know that there were so many layers involved with Hengistbury Nature Reserve. It was also very reassuring to know that they are keen to take on younger graduates and provide them with the opportunities needed to better yourself and become a more skilled environmentalist.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the virtual experience
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the virtual experience
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the virtual experience
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Everyone was so lovely, friendly, and welcoming. Some of the staff even went out of their way to suggest ways that they could help me after the placement, which was so wholesome and kind. The general atmosphere was engaging, as each member of staff exuded passion and knowledge in their field. The speakers that they invited added to this.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your virtual experience?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • I enjoyed it so much. I had been going through a tough patch in my degree, and had lost my way a little - but speaking with the passionate and kind people on the placement really helped me get back on track and understand why I am doing the degree I am doing!

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the virtual experience
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at BCP Council
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend BCP Council to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BCP Council
  • Show your passion and excitement for the environment in your application! Have fun and make friends (and don’t leave your final project until the last week).

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Virtual Experience


South West

3rd February 2021

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