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Our Last Environmental Health Student Review from this Years Intake

This week Birmingham Resilience Team hosted the last of the Environmental Health students.  For our team, the time spent with the students enables us to gain a more detailed insight into the work of our Environmental Health colleagues from Regulatory Services and an opportunity for fresh eyes and understanding of specific areas our our work such as risk assessments.  Below Sian Jones provides her overview of her time spent with our team.


My name is Sian Jones and I am an Environmental Health student studying at the University of Wolverhampton and am drawing to the end of my placement year. During this year I have spent time at Birmingham City Council within the Environmental Health department.

As part of my studies I am required to complete a Portfolio of Professional practice, including a report surrounding being involved in an incident in which a population is exposed an environmental hazard which may put them at risk. As part of this report I am required to gain both practical and theoretical knowledge. Spending a few days with the Birmingham Resilience Team really allowed me to understand the planning that goes into being prepared for major incidents. From talking to staff it is apparent how varied the incidents are that they may be required to assist with.

Thanks to the team for showing me the ropes.


Sian Jones,

Trainee Environmental Health Officer


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