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Sustainability

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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.

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

“The most exciting part of ASPiRE actually is the project rotations, as it allowed us to feel what it's like to work in different APRIL Group business units and allowed us to add value to these projects through sustainability.”

Christianto Chandra Kusuma
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Requirements

  • Recent Master’s degree from a reputable university
  • Relevant academic background (environmental sciences, social public policy, business administration, natural resources)
  • Minimum 1.5 years of professional working experience preferred (including internships)
  • Keen interest to pursue 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 2022

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 22 May 2022

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