Graduate Planet CIC is an award-winning Social Enterprise Recruitment Consultancy specialising in roles that relate to environmental sustainability

With over 20 years experience we search for junior and experienced people in 

Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Energy & Cleantech, Electronic Engineering, HSE,  Corporate Affairs and Communications

As an SE and a Community Interest Company (CIC) we have a clear environmental mission,  reinvesting 100% of profit into teaching children how they can achieve environmental sustainability

 

Working in partnership, together we can create areas of rich biodiversity accross the UK whilst supporting the next generation to find long term solutions to climate change

 

Your People, Your Planet & You!

20
Years' Experience
100%
of Profit Donated
3427
Volunteering Hours Created
2715 
Trees Planted
30,000 Candidates
Enhancing your company values through your recruitment processes

We connect purpose driven professionals with value driven organisations within the energy, engineering, water, waste, biodiversity and food industries and in turn raise awareness of climate change solutions, protect and improve the natural environment and make a positive contribution to the local community.

If you looking to recruit, please visit our employers page and if you are looking for work please have a look at our current job vacancies page or send your CV speculatively to enquiries@graduateplanet.co.uk 

If you would like to know more about the positive social and environmental impact we are creating, please visit the School Sustainablity page and have a look at our news stories below. 

 

As a Social Enterprise and a Community Interest Company our main objective is to reduce climate change, we achieve this by educating the next generation in environmental sustainability solutions. Currently we are delivering 4 environmental projects: 

School Sustainability Visits
Each school can take up to 420 children on exciting day trips to learn about forestry, biodiversity, energy, food, water, waste and what a sustainable city should look like. They visit a solar farm, a real MRF recycling centre, bell boating down the river with the Wildlife Trust to learn about water conservation, biodiversity and tree planting, they take part in cookery classes on a farm to learn about sustainable farming techniques and finally build a giant sustainable city out of Lego.
Action Station
Situated at Stratford upon Avon train station, we are in the process of building a biodiversity educational space, planted by local children. It will provide advice, inspiration and encouragement to local residents and visitors on how they can support wildlife in their own gardens and communities.
Free School Lesson Plans
Designed by teachers, schools have access to free environmental sustainability lesson plans, helping children to understand climate change issues, consolidating their learning from SSSP days and supporting teachers to deliver high quality sustainability lessons that also meet the needs of the curriculum.
The Great Big Bug Hut
The Great British Bug Hunt comprises of 3 pollinator plants and a 48 page beautifully illustrated book filled with games, puzzles, and information about how you can support the wildlife in your garde. It was give to 500 vulnerable people isolating alone during the first Covid19 lockdown to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. It has had great feedback from people who received it, and has now been redesigned for children to learn about biodiversity.
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All of the projects raise awareness, inspire, empower and educate those involved, delivering measurable social and environmental impact within the community and the environment.

People are increasingly looking to buy from and work for organisations who take their social responsibility seriously, they enable value led organisations to shine a spotlight on their social and environmental commitment. 

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Next time your hiring - use your supply chain more wisely, create some great social and environmental impact in the process

 

Your People, Your Planet And You!

Graduate Planet News

School starts with a welcome splash for Stratford youngsters

Supporting children through Covid - Article in the Stratford Observer

219 primary school children took to the River Avon over 5 days for lessons on water conservation, pollution and river wildlife as part of a sustainability programme. This was a really important event in the Covid calendar because many schools are not going out on trips this term at all but these children were able to finally have fun together in their bubbles in a safe, outdoor environment.

The children were split into two groups, one on the water whilst the other group took part in a water sustainability workshop with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, where they learnt about the animals that depend on clean rivers and how to reduce their pollution contribution. It was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by students and teachers.

The Stratford School Sustainability Programme

Sustainability educational visits for primary school children

We are working in collaboration with 9 Stratford upon Avon primary schools and 8 local charities to deliver an engaging educational programme in environmental sustainability.
Each school will be able to take up to 420 children on exciting day trips to discover more about  forestry, biodiversity, energy, food, water, waste and sustainable cities. Visits include the UK’s largest community solar farm, the recycling centre, Twycross Zoo nature reserve, planting  trees in the Heart of England forest, cookery classes at an organic farm and building a giant Lego sustainable city.
Each day has been designed to inspire and nurture the children’s connection with the natural environment. The programme i gnites their curiosity, develops problem solving skills and broadens their career opportunities.

Supporting the NHS Garden of Wellbeing

Article in the Stratford Upon Avon Herald Newspaper

A garden of wellbeing for the whole community will grow at Stratford Hospital over the next five years. The Forest of Hearts charity, with help from actor David Bradley – patron of the wellbeing garden – unveiled exciting plans at Lifeways Centre, Stratford, last Thursday, to create an edible garden which will comprise 25 raised beds located outside the new cancer and eye treatment units at the hospital.

 

It’s exciting because the garden will supply fresh food to Café Lomas, the new health and wellbeing hub within the hospital. It will also provide an outdoor working space for disadvantaged people in the area to reduce isolation, loneliness and mental health issues.

Working with Forest of Hearts to create an edible Garden of Wellbeing at Stratford Hospital

We are very proud to be working with the Forest of Hearts charity and a range of local businesses including BAM Construction, Orbit, The Box Factory, Bellagio Stone to create a large edible Garden of Wellbeing at Stratford Upon Avon Hospital. Providing both a tranquil and purposeful space, the garden will deliver health benefits to over 85,000 patients, staff and community visitors each year.

This project illustrates how local businesses can have a really positive impact on the physical and mental health of people in their community. The garden will be in situ for the next five years, supplying delicious fresh food to the Café Lomas and providing a welcome place for volunteers to come and work together with a common purpose, reducing their feelings of isolation, loneliness or depression.

We are looking for more corporate partnerships to ensure longevity of the project.

Funding sustainable energy workshops for 60 high school children

After working with energy data specialists SPS International in Warwick to recruit a new Technical Data Expert we have been able to fund an environmental sustainability workshop for 60 local children in Leamington Spa.

 

The workshop was delivered by the the Smallpeice Trust, Leamington-based STEM specialists. This engaging practical education in environmental sustainability will help equip the children for the future, helping them to understand and solve sustainability issues.

Graduate Planet working with BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is the one of the world's largest bank, operating in 77 countries. They have been incredibly generous and supportive in their introduction to their supply chain, clearly demonstrating their commitment to long-term sustainability. 

We are very proud to work with them and impressed by their genuine determination to support positive social and environmental impact. They truly are a bank for a changing world, committed to spending €15 billion on the renewable energy sector by 2020, assisting thousands of people in financial educational programs and making the fight against climate change their top environmental priority. 

Thanks to Belu Water using Graduate Planet to recruit their Head of Sales, we have been able to reinvest in the Heart of England Community Energy (HECE) 60,000-panel solar farm just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire. This generates enough power power to supply 4,500 homes for 25 years. The HECE plans to donate up to £2.7m to improving the health and quality of life of older people and other vulnerable people who are experiencing fuel poverty and poor living conditions.

This collaboration between three not for profit organisations will bring sustainability for people, planet and profit. This includes a reduction in carbon from the solar farms, social benefits created through the community projects and financial benefits for vulnerable people in the community.

Graduate Planet at the House of Commons

Graduate Planet is delighted to have been invited to the House of Commons to celebrate the Buy Corporate Challenge with SEUK, Amey, Wates Group, Zurich, Interserve and Santander.

 

"Over £45 million spent with social enterprises so far, having a remarkable impact in a range of ways, on individuals lives and whole communities" - Peter Holbrook - Social Enterprise UK

Graduat Planet CIC winner of the 'Woman Who' Achieves Award 2018

We are very proud to have won the 2018 'Woman Who' Achieves award. Thanks to the continuous support and belief from so many wonderful people and organisations during our first year, we've been able to achieve what we set out to do, providing businesses with high quality staff and reinvesting 100% of profit into local environmental sustainability projects which help to combat climate change.

 

A huge thank you to everyone for all your encouragement, business and support.

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"Kate is the best recruitment consultant I have ever dealt with. She is friendly, proactive and efficient and helped me thoroughly throughout the recruitment process. Kate always goes the extra mile to ensure that her clients are dealt with in a professional manner and listens to their needs to find the perfect fit for their future career. It is refreshing to find a recruitment professional who takes the time to understand your needs and to help you throughout the entire process from application, through the interviews and once employed. I would highly recommend Kate and her services to anyone."

Bridget Healy, HR

Heart of England Mencap

"Working with Graduate Planet has been extremely effective from the word go. Kate has understood our business and recruitment needs really well and whilst working with a limited brief, she has found us some exceptional candidates. In our previous experiences, recruitment can be quite stressful and time-consuming. Kate has managed the whole process for us and removed all of the hassle, leaving us free to focus on the interviews, enabling us to find the right fit for our business. We would thoroughly recommend Graduate Planet to everyone and we very much look forward to working with them again in the future."  

Mike Boyden, Director

Bellagio Stone

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Free School Lesson Plans

Designed by teachers, schools have access to free environmental sustainability lesson plans, helping children to understand climate change issues, consolidating their learning from SSSP days and supporting teachers to deliver high quality sustainability lessons that also meet the needs of the curriculum.