• 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.
  • A week of talks via zoom from a vast range of speakers from within the conservation sector. Each different individual speaker gave about an hour of their time; 30 mins for a talk and approx 30 mins to answer questions. The days talks started at 9pm and ran until 3pm, with an hour lunch break provided.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Gained advice and information about various conservation based roles, public engagement, job applications & interviews. Developed virtual group work skills; good communication and work collaboration via online platforms.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 2/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 3/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • Really interesting and useful to learn about the different routes into and roles within conservation. Very beneficial for me to work out my own career path and alternatives availble that I didn't realise about should things not work out!

  • Please rate how insightful you found the virtual experience
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the virtual experience
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the virtual experience
  • 4/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Very friendly and approachable people. Gave appropriate help, advice and guidance when needed. Seemed very willing to go above and beyond to ensure we have successful conservation careers.

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

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your virtual experience?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • Thoroughly enjoyed. If it hadn't been online, I would have been unlikely to apply and thus would have missed out on a very valuable opportunity which is going to help in my conservation career.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the virtual experience
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at BCP Council
  • 3/5

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

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to BCP Council
  • Go for it! Be yourself in your application!

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Virtual Experience

Environmental, Biology, Science/Research

South West

9th February 2021

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