Rosie Rees

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Utilities and Renewable Energy
Job title: Trainee Renewable Energy Data Analyst
Year of graduation: 2021
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Jersey Electricity

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I completed my postgraduate degree in September 2021 and recently took the job in Jersey and moved over to help with the transition to a low-carbon island.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

The isolated and small aspect of the island makes the challenges seem more manageable and I think offers me a great starting point to solving sustainability issues. I am enjoying designing solar PV projects and liaising with stakeholders.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The interdisciplinary nature of the degree was the most outstanding aspect of the course, I have left with a much better understanding of the economics, science, politics and social aspect of climate change and sustainability. The biggest highlight was the dissertation which I ended up really enjoying and led me onto my current job!

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I loved the campus and the laid back and green environment which is very different to some other universities.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

The personable skills gained through participating in seminars and conducting interviews with stakeholders throughout my dissertation has really helped in job searching and interviews. Being able to communicate and relay ideas has proved vital.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Take as many modules outside of your main degree that interest you. My undergraduate degree was very different to the postgraduate degree that I ended up loving. This was due to my opting to take climate science modules at undergraduate level.

 

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