Tom Carter sat in his office

Tom Carter - MSC Environmental Consultancy

Studied: MSC Environmental Consultancy.

At 25, Tom Carter already has a Masters under his belt and is running his own business in renewable energy.

Accelerated to success

“My interest in renewable energy was sparked during my undergraduate degree in real estate valuation and management. We’d studied sustainable properties on the course, including topics like energy efficiency, and those were the parts of the degree I enjoyed the most. It was quite a natural progression to stay on to do the Masters in environmental consultancy."

"UWE Bristol came up in the top three places to study environmental courses in the UK. That, and the city being a hub for environmental and sustainability businesses swung the decision for me."

"The Masters gave me the chance to delve much deeper into renewable energy as a subject. I worked with lecturers who are global experts in this field. They were all really passionate about the subject, understood what we wanted and had a lot of time for us.”

“As part of the course, I also got to go on a five-month placement with the Mars Group, working as an environmental consultant in one of their factories. It was an amazing opportunity to put what I’d learnt on the course into practice. The changes I suggested resulted in them making substantial carbon and financial savings. It was a dream placement in terms of experience.”

"After a year working for an international recruitment company in London, I decided to take the plunge and set up my own recruitment business with a friend. We’re now a year in and our client base is going from strength to strength."

"The Masters was excellent preparation for running my own business. It covered everything from marketing to presenting and I feel I’ve got the technical knowledge to talk confidently with my clients about renewable energy projects."

"It’s great working for myself. I’m in an industry I love; I get to meet clients all over the world – and then I can fit in holidays around my workload. It’s not a bad position to be in at 25."

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