Worley Graduate Evening 2022 | Take the first step into your future.
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Who Are Worley?
Worley is a 48,000 strong international consultancy in the Energy, Resources and Chemical sectors with a strong focus on industrial design and project management. We have a proven track record delivering thousands of projects in the industrial process, renewable energy, food and beverage, and wastewater treatment fields and growing our Digital capability every day.
Who do We Want?
We are proud to be a diverse, equal opportunity workplace. We believe in supporting the communities in which we live so we welcome applications from people with lived experience of disability and diverse backgrounds. Worley is proactively looking to develop better processes that are culturally appropriate and support diverse employees. Our philosophy enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection that benefits individual employees, our teams, our people and all our clients across New Zealand. In 2022 we will be employing graduates from the following disciplines:
Chemical and Process
Mechatronics (Instruments and Controls)
Civil and Structural
The Graduate Development Program
Our program draws on over 25 years of worldwide industry-leading graduate development. At Worley, you will be best placed to determine your own career development journey and provided with a strong support network to realise your professional goals.
When Will Applications Open?
Applications for our 2023 Graduate Development Program are open now and will close on 10 of June. Applications can be made through our careers portal; www.worley.com/careers.
Under “Vacancies” Search the keyword “Graduate”
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Since large-scale production of plastics began in the 1950s, around 5 gigatons (Gt) of plastic waste has amassed in landfills or the natural environment. As they age, plastics become brittle through exposure to sunlight and break down to produce microplastics (and even smaller nanoplastics). It is a well-established fact that microplastics are in our oceans, rivers, and soils. Over the past five years, we have also learned that microplastics are floating in the air we breathe.
Dr Laura Revell is an associate professor of environmental physics in the University of Canterbury’s School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. Associate Professor Revell’s research focuses on how greenhouse gases and airborne particulate matter behave in the atmosphere, and how Earth’s climate is affected as a result. She has led numerous climate modelling studies examining how greenhouse gas emissions affect the ozone layer and air quality. Her research group recently reported the presence of airborne microplastics in Aotearoa New Zealand – the first study of its kind – and is studying how airborne microplastics interact with the global climate system.
“Because they are so small and lightweight, microplastics are blown with winds to remote regions that are rarely visited by humans and have been found in the air across a range of locations from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Within Canterbury alone, we have discovered airborne microplastics on the coast and high country, as well as in Christchurch city,” Associate Professor Revell says.
“Initial studies suggest that when inhaled, microplastics are damaging to human health. A second reason to be concerned about airborne microplastics is that they contribute to climate change: microplastics reflect sunlight back to space, but they also trap heat emitted by the Earth.
In her upcoming Tauhere UC Connect public lecture, Airborne microplastics and climate change, on Wednesday 18 May, Associate Professor Revell will discuss “what we know so far about the role of airborne microplastics in a changing climate, along with what is not yet known”.
“I will share results from my research group’s airborne microplastics sampling efforts, as well as the challenges presented by sampling in remote places. Finally, I will share results from preliminary sampling in New Zealand homes during a Covid-19 lockdown, which offer a glimpse into the ubiquity of airborne microplastic in indoor environments.”
About the speaker
Laura Revell gained her Chemistry PhD from the University of Canterbury in 2012, after earning her BSc and MSc from Waikato University. She worked as an ETH Zurich postdoctoral fellow in Switzerland on the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI), the results of which form our present-day understanding of how the ozone layer will evolve through the 21st century. On returning to New Zealand, she became involved with development of the nation’s own global climate model, the New Zealand Earth System Model, and now leads the Deep South National Science Challenge’s ‘Cloud and Aerosols’ Earth System Modelling project.
In 2020 she received the Emerging Researcher Award from the University of Canterbury College of Science and in 2021 won the University of Canterbury Early & Emerging Career Researcher Award. Also in 2021, she was presented with the Cooper Award – the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Technology, Applied Science and Engineering – for her chemistry-climate modelling work and pioneering research on understanding how microplastics might impact the Earth's climate. She is lead author on a research publication ‘Direct radiative effects of airborne microplastics’ published in Nature in October 2021 from a project supported by the Marsden Fund.
Tauhere UC Connect public lecture: Airborne microplastics and climate change Presented by Associate Professor Laura Revell, Environmental Physics, School of Physical & Chemical Sciences, Pūtaiao | Science, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, 7pm – 8pm, Wednesday 18 May 2022, in C1 Central Lecture Theatres, Ilam, Christchurch. Register to attend free at: www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucconnect. Tauhere UC Connect public talks are also livestreamed on the UC Facebook page.
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