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Sustainability

Responsible forestry is key to our operations

Are you looking for a career in sustainability?

Sustainability has never mattered more to business, or to the world. At APRIL we want to develop leaders who are able to tackle the sustainability challenges of tomorrow.

We’re thrilled to open applications for the APRIL Sustainability Professional Readiness Program (ASPiRE), an 18-month accelerated talent development program designed to recruit and train individuals who have a passion and belief that doing good is good business.

Program candidates will have unparalleled access to a range of sustainability-focused roles in APRIL and potentially RGE’s business groups. These include technical roles in forestry or manufacturing operations, or corporate roles centred on stakeholder engagement, policy formulation, certification and benchmarking, and communications.

“The journey so far has been exciting, no doubt because there are always new conversations around enhancing current sustainability initiatives or starting new ones. There’s always plenty to learn and perhaps more importantly, plenty of places to put that learning into practice.”

James Chang
National University of Singapore
Environmental Studies

Key features of the programme include:

  • Training on the fundamentals of sustainability and relevant soft skills including project management, communications and leadership training
  • Training on technical components of sustainability such as geographic information system (GIS) remote sensing monitoring and environmental auditing
  • Dedicated mentoring and coaching from a senior member of APRIL’s sustainability team
  • Rotation across three sustainability work streams in APRIL and RGE sister companies
  • Developing a new project proposal to solve an identified business issue for potential funding for implementation. An opportunity to engage with and present to executive management

“I feel that working in APRIL will support my personal agenda; to learn more about sustainability and to act on it so I can create an impact directly. And because APRIL's main operation is in Indonesia it strongly supports my other agenda, which is to create impact for my own country, which still has many sustainability related issues.”

Ika Citra Marlia
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
Public Administration

Requirements

  • A recent Master’s degree from a reputable university
  • Relevant academic background such us environment studies, social public policy, business administration, biology, forestry or ecology
  • A minimum of 1.5 years of professional working experience is preferred, including internships
  • Keen interest in pursuing a career in sustainability aligned with APRIL’s core values of Complementary Teamwork, Ownership, People, Integrity, Customer, and Continuous Improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is a bonus.

Ready to apply?

For more information you can download the brochure here

Please send your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: ASPiRE 2020

Don't forget to attach

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Academic transcript
  • A recommendation letter from a Professor or senior academic sponsor
  • A recommendation letter from a supervisor, for participants with prior work experience

Deadline for applications is 10 May 2020

FAQs

APRIL is fully committed to sustainability within its operations and you will have the chance to learn and be a part of a leading sustainable business. ASPiRE is also a fast-track programme that can propel your career as a sustainability professional within APRIL and RGE’s global business groups.

ASPiRE has a strong emphasis on sustainability and in the professional development of its candidates. You will gain competency in various aspects of sustainability within the pulp and paper (and natural resource) industry, including operations, stakeholder engagement, community development, and conservation and restoration activities.

Candidates will be provided with materials and sessions during the orientation phase on various aspects of sustainability pertinent to APRIL’s operating context. During rotations, a senior sustainability professional mentor will be assigned to support you. Opportunities will be available to attend public seminars and workshops for personal development.

Upon successful completion of the programme, ASPiRE graduates that show high ambition and commitment in sustainable development will have an accelerated career-progression within APRIL and RGE’s global business group. The permanent location after the completion of the programme will be based on the career interest of the candidate and the need of the business group.

APRIL offers a competitive remuneration package. Both international and national applicants will be provided with accommodation and annual home travel arrangements.

The programme is open for candidates that show a high interest in sustainability from all backgrounds