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Ahead of upcoming changes to wildlife policy and legislation, Kirsty Kirkham (Director) and David Stiles (Senior Ecologist) were invited to talk to the University of Sheffield Estates and Facilities Management Teams. The presentation looked at the practicalities of managing ecological issues that might arise as part of planning a proposed development, within the context of current biodiversity legislation and policy guidance. It then went on to focus on the implications of Brexit, the draft environment bill and how to navigate the risks and opportunities associated with biodiversity net gain.

Training provision during 2020 has been significantly complicated by Covid-19. To address this, we have attempted to integrate job-related work with training wherever possible. One such initiative has seen Dr Jim Fairclough, our lead entomologist, providing training to staff based in South Wales, Derbyshire and Newcastle in invertebrate survey.

This article aims to provide guidance to students, graduates and early career ecologists on the skill sets they might seek to develop, and how to set themselves apart from their peers in a highly competitive job market. It is an updated version of the article last...