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12 November 2019

Calling all Wolves pesties!

Membership | PPC97 November 2019

BPCA is looking for Servicing members in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas to offer work placement days to university students.

calling all Wolves pesties

Working in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, BPCA will facilitate the work experience and offer the university support, guidance and training.

Over the last year, BPCA has been building a relationship with the eight universities in the UK which offer the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) environmental health degree. 

It’s an exciting opportunity to provide placements for university students, promoting a better understanding of the pest industry.

It is also hoped it will forge positive relationships between future environmental health officers and pest management companies.

University of Wolverhampton is the first institution to sign up, with BPCA looking to place 12 students with members.

Pest management companies would need to be willing to have students shadow them for at least a day’s placement, although some companies and individual students may work out lengthier placements between themselves at their discretion.

Members who have a student placed with them will be eligible to receive CPD points, the amount of which is still to be confirmed.

BPCA Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson, said: “It’s all about helping future EHOs develop their practical understanding of how pest management impacts public health.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the University of Wolverhampton on this, and we really hope members will get on board and offer up their time to such a great project.”

If you’d like to take part, or would like more information, please register your interest by the end of November.

Get in touch with BPCA Technical Manager Dee Ward-Thompson on 01332 294 288 or email technical@bpca.org.uk

Not in the West Midlands?

There are several universities we’re currently in discussions with regarding this scheme. We’re hoping that we will soon be rolling out the project with the following universities:

Source: PPC97

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