Council uses Ballyclare event to promote careers in environmental health

Paul Gollogly, student Environmental Health Officer with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, with Ballyclare High School pupil Michael Kerr at the Ballyclare Learning Community careers convention. Pic by Freddie Parkinson

Paul Gollogly, student Environmental Health Officer with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, with Ballyclare High School pupil Michael Kerr at the Ballyclare Learning Community careers convention. Pic by Freddie Parkinson

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Environmental Health Department, in partnership with Ulster University Environmental Health Degree Course, took part in the recent Ballyclare Learning Community careers convention.

The council’s information stand at the event in Ballyclare High School aimed to promote the role of the Environmental Health Officer as a career.

The stand gave students an insight into the work carried out by the Environmental Health Department across the areas of health and safety, food safety, environmental protection, public health, health and wellbeing, consumer safety and licensing. And it included examples of the equipment students will come into contact with should they decide on a career as an Environmental Health Officer.

Pupils and parents were also able to find out the university entry requirements and topics covered in the degree course.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council works closely with Ulster University providing placement opportunities for Environmental Health students – a key requirement for gaining employment in the field.

For further information about careers in Environmental Health log on to www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Residents/Environmental-Health or www.cieh.org

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