Lancaster University students help environmental consultants build for future


12 July 2019 10:04
Becky Toal, Crowberry Consulting MD (centre) with new interns Lauren Hart and Cameron Wilson, from Lancaster University

Two Lancaster University students have the opportunity to explore the world of environmental consultancy as part of an internship scheme.

Lauren Hart and Cameron Wilson have joined Crowberry Consulting Ltd, a Chorley-based environment ethics and energy management consultancy, gaining hundreds of hours of practical insight into the firm and its operations.

Lauren – who is studying for an MSc in Environmental Management – and Cameron, who is completing an LLB in Law join the company as a Sustainability Executive and a Legal Executive respectively.

Crowberry Consulting Managing Director Becky Toal said: “We have worked with Lancaster University to provide quality paid internships since 2008 and are consistently impressed with the high quality of the students available to us. We were particularly pleased this year to receive many applications for both roles in the business.

“The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology Internship programmes provide us with a 380-hour internship, part-funded by Santander. The University has been very helpful with the recruitment, providing interview rooms and on-site support throughout the process.

“I would highly recommend Lancaster University’s Careers Department to any local business looking for additional graduate and post-graduate resources.”

Lauren will be supporting Crowberry Consulting with environmental and energy management standards work, while Cameron will focus on supporting the creation of compliance (legal) registers and compliance audits to energy, environmental and ethical issues for customers.

Lucy Hutchinson, Lancaster University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Internships Officer, said: “It is our pleasure and privilege to work with Crowberry Consulting for the 11th year running to offer a unique and enriching programme of work experience for our bright and enthusiastic students.

“Both Lauren and Cameron worked incredibly hard to secure their positions working with Becky Toal and her brilliant team; we wish our students all the success they deserve, and want to express our thanks to the Crowberry Consulting team for their excellent support in our students’ professional development.”

Pam Pickles, Lancaster University Student Employability Manager, added: “Lancaster University has a strong track record in working with and supporting small businesses, and we would be more than happy to hear from any company interested in working with us.”