Junior / Trainee Consultant

Eunomia Research & Consulting

Bristol, Manchester or London
£21,250 - £33,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: environmental management, sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th August 2022   5 days left

Location: Bristol, London or Manchester. Please specify any preference on your application form. Hybrid working arrangements are available.

Hours of Work: Full time, 40 hours per week. Contractual hours can be worked flexibly over 5 days, within Eunomia’s Office Hours, Monday – Friday, 6:00-20:00. Employees must be available to attend meetings during core office hours 9am-5pm.

Start Date: As soon as possible. Please indicate your earliest possible start date on the application form.

About the Company:

Eunomia is a leading international environmental consultancy. We bring about positive change, and embrace this in all that we do. We are independent and ethical, with a commitment to providing evidence-based, objective advice to our clients, who include local, national and supranational government, as well as businesses and NGOs. We specialise in the fields of waste management, resource efficiency, circular economy, low carbon energy, climate change mitigation and natural capital.

With environmental issues increasingly at the top of the business and public sector agenda, there is growing demand for our expertise around the world. Accordingly, we are growing as a business. Eunomia currently has c.140 employees worldwide and offices in London, Manchester, Bristol (HQ), Brussels, Athens, New York and Auckland. We are now looking to expand our team with a number of new junior and trainee consultants.

Job description:

You will be involved in a range of tasks including excel based modelling, desktop research, technical report writing, contributing to bids, and preparing presentations for clients. You will be involved in multiple projects at once and the type of work is likely to be varied. Work will be tailored to the candidate's skills, but with opportunities to learn and develop.

Essential Criteria:

  • Either educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, or with at least three years’ experience in a relevant role;
  • Proven organisational skills, working in a calm, logical way to deliver tasks efficiently;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with multiple colleagues, peers, and external clients;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, with strong report-writing skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and engagingly;
  • Excellent all-round IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness to ‘muck-in’ and carry out a range of tasks as required; and
  • A demonstrable commitment to continuous learning and improvement so as to achieve high standards.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good technical knowledge, ideally based on practical experience, in at least one of the following areas:
  • Holding a relevant post-graduate qualification;
  • Excellent data analysis skills, including manipulation of large datasets and statistical analysis;
  • Social research techniques;
  • Demonstrable experience of applying creative, practical, common sense thinking to solve real-world problems; and
  • A genuine desire to develop a career in environmental consultancy, ideally with prior experience working within the consultancy business model.

On a Personal Level:

You will be flexible and comfortable under pressure, have a strong work ethic and an ability to rapidly learn technical work in a range of areas. You will be a self-starter, highly organised, and share our commitment to a high quality of work. You are likely to have either or both (a) an excellent academic track record and (b) relevant practical experience. A personal interest in, and commitment to, environmental and sustainability issues is expected.

  • You are a confident and clear communicator;
  • You can motivate yourself to work independently and fit well within a team;
  • You are enthusiastic, empathetic and can inspire others; and
  • You enjoy working hard to make a difference.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Eunomia is unable to sponsor visa applications for staff at junior and trainee levels. Eunomia places high expectations on staff to learn quickly and deliver work that meets our clients’ needs. You will join a team of highly capable, highly committed colleagues from a range of academic and practical backgrounds, who will support your development, while expecting you to respond positively and demonstrate a high degree of motivation. You will have the opportunity to develop with us, learn quickly and make progress with your career.


Bristol & Manchester based: £21,250 to £30,000 depending on skills and experience.

London based: £26,000 to £33,000 depending on skills and experience.

Salary figures for London-based staff include an additional £3,000 in accordance with Eunomia’s London Weighting Allowance policy.


  • Private healthcare;
  • Employee assistance programme;
  • Monthly wellbeing allowance;
  • An additional 2 days “leave” a year for volunteering;
  • Group pension;
  • Death in service scheme; 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.


Please visit our website for more information about the role, and how to apply.

  • The deadline for applications is 09:00 Wednesday 24th August 2022.
  • If your application is longlisted you will be invited to complete an online Numerical Reasoning test. Shortlisting will then be undertaken for first interviews.
  • First interviews are anticipated to be carried out during the weeks beginning 19th and 26th September 2022. They will follow a question and answer format and be held via video conferencing. Further testing may be required, and appropriate notice will be given in any such case.
  • Second interviews are anticipated to be carried out during the week beginning 10th October 2022. These may be held via video conferencing or in person .

If you do have any queries, please submit these by email or phone to: [email protected] | 0117 440 7555

Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer. We are working towards increasing diversity within our organisation. Shortlisted applicants are welcome to speak with members of our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team to ask questions in a non-judgmental environment.

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

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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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