Isobel McCormick and Paul Birkin from the Environmental Health team at East Renfrewshire Council have been encouraging young people to take up a career in environmental health by attending a career’s fair in Barrhead High School with attendance planned at similar upcoming event in St Ninian’s High School in Giffnock.

This builds on recent success of providing practical training for two student Environmental Health Officers and seeks to address the challenges presented by national shortages in the profession by growing the next generation of officers.

The Environmental Health team have been working with the University of West of Scotland and The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland on ways to identify future Environmental Health Officers.