Trainee/ Junior Consultant

London, North West, South West
London City, Manchester, Bristol
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs
Job Category:
Job Type:
Education Level:
Graduate/Higher diploma
Salary Description:
Competitive dependant on experience
Start Date:
Job Ref:
JT Feb 2019

Job Description –Trainee and Junior Consultant



Any of our Bristol, London or Manchester offices. If you have a preference please specify on your application form.


Hours of Work:

Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between hours of 09:00 - 18:00.


Start Date:

As soon as possible. An indication of the notice period you are required to work out (if relevant) and your earliest possible start date should be identified in your application form.


About the Company:

Eunomia Research & Consulting is an independent and ethical environmental consultancy. We are a mission oriented business and our goal is to be influential in bringing about positive change: we embrace this in all that we do.

We specialise in the fields of waste management, resource efficiency, circular economy, low carbon energy, marine planning, natural economy and climate change mitigation. With the continuous increase of environmental issues across today’s headlines, these fields are gaining momentum on a global scale and, like our specialisms, we too are growing as a business. Eunomia currently has over 80 employees worldwide, working across a range of offices throughout the UK and Europe, as well as in New York and Auckland.

We are appointed advisors to numerous blue-chip companies, private equity funds and lenders. We also work with a broad range of organisations from trans-national bodies such as the OECD, UNEP and the European Union, through to national governments, local authorities and business support organisations (including Scottish Enterprise, Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP). Our ability to think creatively in a commercial context alongside our reputation for being at the leading edge of emerging environmental policy and good practice, allows us to effectively and efficiently focus our client support and advisory services.

Our desire to lead by example, and our enthusiastic and supportive team, makes Eunomia a stimulating and rewarding place to work.


Job Description:

We are recruiting a full-time permanent Trainee or Junior Consultant. The Junior Consultant role is suitable for candidates with at least one to two years of relevant full-time experience.  The Trainee Consultant role is an entry level position open to candidates that have limited (such as a relevant internship) or no relevant work experience.  

The successful candidate will primarily work closely with – and be mentored by – our experienced Senior Consultants on the wide portfolio of projects that Eunomia undertakes, relating to waste and resource management, environmental policy, energy and marine services. Duties may include, but will not be limited to:

·       Market appraisals;

·       Data analysis;

·       Primary research, including designing and conducting interviews and surveys;

·       Policy evaluation in the fields of waste, marine and low carbon energy;

·       Economic assessments, including cost-benefit analysis;

·       Life cycle assessment;

·       Carbon foot-printing / appraisal of greenhouse gas emissions;

·       Project support and management; and

·       Bid support.


The successful candidate will spend their time learning our trade by shadowing senior team members, by supporting the team in day-to-day activities and by delivering outputs for clients. Eunomia takes the view that Trainee and Junior Consultants should be invested in and will, ideally, progress within the company at a pace determined by their abilities.


Key Relationships:

·       Senior Consultant;

·       Other company staff;

·       Clients; and

·       Prospective clients.


Person Specification:

We are seeking a highly motivated and high calibre candidate to fulfil the role. Candidates should reflect our values and commitment to quality and are expected to be self-disciplined, well organised and to be able to present themselves in a professional manner. A personal interest in, and commitment to, environmental and sustainability issues is expected.



·       Either the candidate will be educated to at least degree level in a relevant discipline, or the candidate can demonstrate practical background or experience that is relevant to the job description;

·       Excellent data research, collection and analysis skills, including the ability to work with and manipulate large datasets;

·       Excellent all-round IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office ;

·       Good verbal and written communication skills including experience in writing technical reports (either as part of a degree or practical business experience);

·       Proven organisational skills, working in a calm, logical way to deliver tasks efficiently;

·       A methodical and rigorous approach with a high level of attention to detail;

·       Ability to apply practical, common sense thinking to real-world problems;

·       An understanding of the commercial aspects of the environmental consultancy sector;

·       Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with multiple colleagues, peers and external clients; and

·       Ability to think creatively and independently and to take initiative to solve problems.


And on a Personal Level:

·       You are a confident and clear communicator;

·       You can motivate yourself to work independently and fit well within a team; and

·       You are enthusiastic, can inspire others and enjoy working hard to make a difference.


Specific Tasks

Tasks undertaken will vary according to the contracts and clients. However the following types of tasks are likely to be commonly required:

·       Client meetings and liaison;

·       Meetings with stakeholder groups;

·       Contributing to and independently delivering presentations;

·       Research;

·       Report writing;

·       Proposal writing;

·       Data analysis;

·       Development and operation of spreadsheet based models;

·       Timekeeping; and

·       Project management.

Employees are also encouraged to comment on the development of the company and to propose improvements in policies and procedures as appropriate.



Bristol & Manchester based

£19,000 to £26,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

London based

£20,500 to £26,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

London based staff will receive an additional £3,000 in accordance with Eunomia’s London Weighting Allowance policy.



·       Death in Service scheme;

·       Private Healthcare; and

·       Group Pension and Income Protection Scheme (after completion of probationary period)


Holiday Entitlement

24 days per year (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year to a maximum of 30 days per year.


Application Information

In order to be considered all applications should be submitted electronically to and must include the following:

1)      A formal covering letter should be submitted in a word format, not PDF (maximum 1 page of A4) addressed to Emma Hanlon summarising your reasons for applying for the post, your suitability for the post and why you would like to work for Eunomia. The application process will be blind so please try to avoid including any identifying information in your cover letter (ie. name and address)

2)      A completed application form which should be downloaded from

3)      The completed application form should be submitted in a word format, not PDF and contain all of the necessary information required by Eunomia, including which grade (Trainee or Junior Consultant) you are applying for.

4)      This is a blind application process so CVs will not be considered. Any applications without a complete application form will be rejected.

5)      The deadline for applications is midnight 28/03/19.

6)      If your application is successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to complete an online Numerical Reasoning test.

7)      First interviews will consist of a written test and a question & answer interview, and will be held at Eunomia’s offices in Bristol, London and Manchester week commencing 22/04/19. The location of your interview will depend on your desired location and the availability of our interviewers. Second interviews, if required, will be at a date to be confirmed.

Hardcopy applications and CV-only applications will not be considered.

If you do have any queries please submit these by email or phone to: | 0117 917 2250

The Company reserves the right not to appoint anyone if no suitable candidates come forward.

Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer.

Company no. 4150627


Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to protecting data and respecting the privacy of persons it deals with.  In so doing, we comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.  We confirm that in the event you apply for a role within Eunomia, your details will be securely held by the company in line with the company’s Privacy Policy which is available on Eunomia’s website. We encourage you to read this policy in order that you understand our legitimate reasons for processing your data, as well as your rights with regard to submitting your personal information to us with regard to recruitment.


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