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Tuesday 17th October 2017   4-5pm   Bourdon Boardroom
POSTGRADUATE SESSION: Getting the most from your study and planning for the future.
Building relevant experience, establishing new skills & professional practice and planning for your future are key elements of your postgraduate study.  Come along to this session to: discover activities that you can get involved with, to support the development of your CV, network and professional portfolio, as well a plan for your transition as a GSA postgraduate into the job market.

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Wednesday 18th October 2017  3-4pm Ground Floor Bourdon Building
Applying to Teacher Training Postgrads?  Information session
This session will cover the key aspects of applying to Teacher Training PGDE/CE including: what qualifications your need, the differences between the Scottish and English /Welsh systems, what course administrators will be looking for, how to complete the application form and enhancing your chances and funding.

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Thursday 19th October 2017    10.30 – noon                Principal Seminar Room Two REID Building
CV BOOTCAMP: This workshop will cover all aspects of writing a targeted CV and cover letter. All welcome. Email careers@gsa.ac.uk to book your place

Bourdon Ground Floor Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor and Bourdon Boardroom is located in the Bourdon Building 1st Floor: Building 9 on the GSA Campus Map:http://www.gsa.ac.uk/media/1415972/29239_gsa_campus_map_online_aw.pdf

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If you are a final year student and looking for graduate employment as a graduate, don’t forget that Graduate Schemes, Training and Opportunities launch in September and will be advertised throughout your final year. Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities and apply within the deadlines.

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Marks and Spencer graduate design scheme (Salary £23,500 + benefits Location: London): https://www.graduate-jobs.com/job/design-marks-spencer-93124

Find out about working in a DESIGN role in Marks and Spencer here:  http://careers.marksandspencer.com/sites/default/files/pdf/M&SGradsBrochure.pdf

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Paid UX internship opportunity at Red-gate for summer/July 2018  see link for details and package: https://www.red-gate.com/our-company/careers/current-opportunities/user-experience-intern-2018-10-weeks

Paid digital technology internship with Deloitte (deadline31/10/17):  https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/deloitte/470626-industrial-placement-consulting-technology-deloitte-digital

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Interested in Stock photography careers? This article from Business Insider examines Cathy Yeulet’s Stock photography practice and outlines the day to day challenges and rewards of this type of work: http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-money-from-stock-photography-2017-4

This is a fascinating Creative trend Survey for 2017 from Shutterstock’s blog; https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/trends/2017-creative-trends?utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Skimbit%20Ltd.&utm_term=&utm_source=10078&irgwc=1

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The Graphic Design Festival Scotland launches on FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2017 for details: https://graphicdesignfestivalscotland.com/

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Want to learn more about photography and copyright? DACS has a useful factsheet and advice section on their website: https://www.dacs.org.uk/knowledge-base/factsheets/copyright-in-photographs

The Visual Communication Guy has a great infographic ‘Can I use that picture’ that explores copy and use rights : http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/2014/07/14/can-i-use-that-picture/

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Fifi Kara and Jamie Sneddon Founders of HULAH

Find out about GSA graduate and GSA Saltire Scholar, Jamie Sneddon and how he launched  his business HULAH: https://hulah.com/ . Sink or Swim I’d do it all again: https://medium.com/@jamiesnedden/sink-or-swim-id-do-it-all-again-5116f3551739

The Saltire Foundation Programme has launched. The SALTIRE FOUNDATION has paid international summer placements for students based in a Scottish Institutions. Last year GSA had 4 Saltire Scholars who gained placements in USA and Edinburgh. Find out more about the programme and how to get involved: https://www.entrepreneurialscotland.com/programmes

Don’t forget that you can make a careers appointment with the GSA Careers Service at any point of studies or as a graduate. Email careers@gsa.ac.uk to book you appointment.

 

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GSA Careers Service Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 10th October 2017     4-5pm       Bourdon Boardroom                                               
POSTGRADUATE SESSION: How to network within Glasgow, UK and Global Creative Industries:
Developing your professional network during your studies is important. Your professional network will help you to identify opportunities and collaborators as well as source potential employers for the future. This session will provide an overview of best practice & networking tips as well as advice & support to help you to launch targeted professional networking activity during your studies.

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Wednesday 11th October 2017     3-4pm       Ground Floor Bourdon Lecture Theatre Bourdon Building
Thinking about Postgraduate study: Start your research here
Thinking about further study after your undergraduate? Come along to this session and find out about what type of postgraduates are on offer, how to fund further study, when postgraduate courses open, going to open days and how to tactile the application process.
Bourdon Ground Floor Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor and Bourdon Boardroom is located in the Bourdon Building 1st Floor: Building 9 on the GSA Campus Map:
http://www.gsa.ac.uk/media/1415972/29239_gsa_campus_map_online_aw.pdf

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If you are a final year student and looking for graduate employment as a graduate, don’t forget that Graduate Schemes, Training and Opportunities launch in September and will be advertised throughout your final year. Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities and apply within the deadlines.

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Find out about careers as a multimedia specialist from Target Jobs; https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions/276165-multimedia-specialists-job-description

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Graduate Junior developer role with Thirty Three (Deadline 27/10/17 Salary: competitive Location: London) : https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/thirtythree/470586-junior-developer

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Penultimate year student? The SALTIRE FOUNDATION  will launch its paid international summer placements programme for students (Home/EU/International) based in a Scottish Institutions on Thursday 12th October 2017. Last year,  GSA had 4 Saltire Scholars who gained placements in Edinburgh and the USA. Find out more about the programme and how to get involved: https://www.entrepreneurialscotland.com/programmes

Paid RBS Communication & Marketing Internship for penultimate year creative students (Salary £18,900 pro rata 10 weeks) Find out more: https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/rbs/469364-communications-and-marketing-internship-programme

Paid Deloitte Digital industrial Placement for penultimate or final year students (Deadline 31/10/17 salary: competitive Location: various): https://jobs2.deloitte.com/uk/en/job/DELOA004X156294/2018-Industrial-Placement-Consulting-Technology-Deloitte-Digital

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Looking for Visual arts residencies?  RESARTIS is a useful resource for links and information: http://www.resartis.org/en/

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Jerwood Artist Bursary is open for applications (Deadline 4/12/17): http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/opportunities/artist-bursaries/

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RWS Cotemporary Watercolour competition opens Monday 9th October 2017 see website for details: https://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk/competition/

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Arts Council England’s Blog John Orna-Ornstein, discusses how museums are subverting our expectations, and why we should encourage it to happen more: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/blog/imagine-museum

Interested in marketing and advertising but don’t know where to start looking for advice? Creative Skillset have comprehensive advice and information on a variety of sectors including Advertising and marketing:https://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/advertising_and_marketing_communications

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Thinking of Postgraduate study? FIND A MASTERS is packed full of advice and information: https://www.findamasters.com/

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Fi Douglas founded Bluebellgray in 2009. A GSA graduate from the Textiles Department, Fi’s work features in John Lewis, Next and a range of global outlets. Read Bluebellgray’s blog to get find out more Fi and her teams inspiration and work: https://www.bluebellgray.com/blog/

Interested in launching your own designer maker business?  Check out Patricia Van Den Akker of The Design Trust, 7 tips for designer makers: https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2013/jun/05/designer-craft-business-tips-advice

Don’t forget that you can make a careers appointment with the GSA Careers Service at any point of studies or as a graduate. Email careers@gsa.ac.uk to book you appointment.

 

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Tuesday 3rd October 2017   4-5pm   Bourdon Boardroom

POSTGRADUATE SESSION: How to write targeted CV’s and applications that employers will love.

This session will provide best practice guidance and advice on developing CV and Application writing skills and strategies. Topics covered in this session include:  CV writing for the UK, making a targeted approach, getting your application statement right and the difference between artist’s CV’s, academic CV’s and PhD CV’s and when to use them.

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Wednesday 4th October 2017    3-4pm   Ground Floor Bourdon Lecture Theatre

10 tips to make the most of your final year

This session will provide an overview of your graduate options after your studies and provide 10 top tips to make the most of your final year. It will include an overview of graduate employment, postgraduate study, self-employment options. With advice and guidance to support you to develop a plan of action, to ensure that you are prepared for your graduate transition.
Bourdon Ground Floor Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor and Bourdon Boardroom is located in the Bourdon Building 1st Floor: Building 9 on the GSA Campus Map:
http://www.gsa.ac.uk/media/1415972/29239_gsa_campus_map_online_aw.pdf

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If you are a final year student and looking for graduate employment as a graduate, don’t forget that Graduate Schemes, Training and Opportunities launch in September and will be advertised throughout your final year. Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities and apply within the deadlines.

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Working in Heritage Sector as a graduate:  https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/hospitality-leisure-and-travel/advice/285417-heritage-area-of-work

Find out what the day to day activities of an Exhibition Officer from the Museum Association: http://www.museumsassociation.org/careers/9918

Want to find out more about jobs in heritage? The Guardian Jobs has an arts and heritage opportunities page: https://jobs.theguardian.com/jobs/arts-and-heritage/graduate/united-kingdom/

Also this week:

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Jaguar Land Rover have an undergraduate paid summer placement for Women in Engineering (Coventry deadline 31/12/17 £19,999): https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/jaguar-land-rover/470610-product-engineering-women-in-engineering-undergraduate

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Find out the latest updates from the Paying Artists Campaign, and gain the latest advice on exhibition your work in a fair way:  http://www.payingartists.org.uk/

Applications are open for the Emerge Young Artist Bursary 2018. Find out more here; http://www.weareupland.com/opportunities/emerge-young-artists-bursary-applications-open

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Did you know that you can source Scottish based manufacturers who will create prototypes and short product runs  from MAKEWORKS https://make.works/ a brilliant online resource created by GSA Graduate Fi Scott.

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Launch your VISUAL PRACTICE check out the advice and guidance on ARTQUEST with their 7 step  business start-up: https://www.artquest.org.uk/how-to-articles/7-steps-business-start/

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SIE’s FRESH IDEAS COMPETITION launches this month. Check it out here: https://www.sie.ac.uk/competition/fresh-ideas-2015-16/

 

 

Applications Open: Emerge Young Artist Bursary 2018

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There are 2 x Emerge Young Artists Bursaries available for 2018.

Deadline for applications: Monday 23 October 2017 5pm.

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GSA Careers Service Weekly Bulletin

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Monday 25th September 2017 5.30pm- 7.30pm       Glasgow University
Tech Start Meetup – September 2017
Join us at University of Glasgow’s Tech Start for the next in our series of monthly meet-ups for aspiring technology entrepreneurs. Our meet-ups bring you a range of inspiring speakers – from undergrad students who are just starting out with their first app venture, all the way to experienced CEOs who have built successful businesses. The message is simple: creating your own start-up is hard work, heaps of fun, and an unparalleled learning experience. All delivered with free pizza and refreshments, plus lots of opportunities to network with other prospective entrepreneurs .
Eventbrite ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-start-meet-up-september-2017-tickets-37868525780

 

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Tuesday 26th September 2017   from 12 noon  The HUB Pacific Quay
The GSA Careers Service will be available for drop-in at the School of Simulation & Visualisation  The HUB, no appointment necessary.

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Tuesday 26th September 2017       4-5pm    Bourdon Boardroom  
POSTGRADUATE SESSION: UK job Market:  Finding Part time work and opportunities in Glasgow (with GSA Welfare Adviser Graeme Fraser)
This session will cover all you need to know about finding a part time job in Glasgow including: types of vacancies on offer, where to look for work, what to expect when making an application and advice on part time working rules and restrictions for international students on Tier 4 VISA.  This session will also highlight graduate opportunities and where to look for them.

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Wednesday 27th   September 2017   3-4pm    Ground Floor Bourdon Lecture Theatre  
UK job Market:  Finding Part time work and opportunities in Glasgow: This session will cover all you need to know about finding a part time job in Glasgow including: types of vacancies on offer, where to look for work, what to expect when making an application. All welcome.
Bourdon Boardroom is located in the Bourdon Building (1st Floor) and Bourdon Ground Floor Lecture Theatre located: Building 9 on the GSA Campus Map: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/media/1415972/29239_gsa_campus_map_online_aw.pdf

images (5)GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

If you are a final year student and looking for graduate employment as a graduate, don’t forget that Graduate Schemes, Training and Opportunities launch in September and will be advertised throughout your final year. Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities and apply within the deadlines.
Working in IT & TECHNOLOGY as a graduate:
Target Jobs Career sector pages:  IT & Information https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/it-and-technology  is packed full of advice for anyone interested in a graduate career in IT.

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Software Engineer Academy Developers
Find out more about this SKY opportunity here: https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/sky/468968-software-engineering-academy-developers
Degree: Any     Salary: Competitive
Location: Osterley and Leeds
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Mott MacDonald are searching for candidates for their summer internship programme, see link for details: https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/mott-macdonald/468190-summer-internship-scheme
Studying in your penultimate year? Interested in Technology? BlackRock Technology Summer Analyst Programme might be for you, check it out here: https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/blackrock/469152-technology-summer-analyst-programme
Interested in finding a paid internship with the media industry? Mediargh showcase a range of paid internships, through-out the UK and updated regularly. Find out more here: http://www.mediargh.com/internships
Adopt an Intern offer paid placements on a range of innovative projects with Scottish based SME’s. Find out more here: http://www.aai-talent.co.uk/current_opportunities_page

 

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NESTA (Innovation Foundation) have just published (20/09/17) their WOMEN in FILM survey results. The findings highlight a significant gender imbalance on screen and off. Find out more: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/women-film-what-does-data-say
What do you need to be a GRAPHIC DESIGNER in today’s competitive job market? Venngage have put together a great infographic to tell us 12 skills that employers want in 2017, check it out here: https://venngage.com/blog/graphic-design-skills/

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One size CV’s doesn’t fit all…

The Guardian tell us why tailoring your CV will support your interview practice: https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2017/may/03/how-to-tailor-your-cv-for-interview-success

Job hunting tips

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Save the Student has top tips to guide you on your part time job hunt: http://www.savethestudent.org/student-jobs/finding-part-time-job.html

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Find out about leading service design company Managing Director ( & GSA Graduate) Sarah Drummond’s path to launching SNOOK  : https://wearesnook.com/about/our-story/
Want to find out more about a service designer’s role? Check out the Design Council’s what is service design video: http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/video-what-service-design # 

Thinking of a Freelance career but not sure how to calculate your daily rate?

This Design Trust’s article can help: http://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk/the-design-doctor-how-to-calculate-my-freelance-design-rate/

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There is still time to register with the SIE Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA)
Why should I take part?
  • Enhance your career opportunities
  • Develop new innovation skills
  • Learn about fast growing industry sectors in Scotland
  • Earn certificates
  • Chance to win a Gold Award & be recognised as a Scottish Innovative Student 2018
Find out more & register for workshop at: http://www.sie.ac.uk/sisa/

 

Monday 18th September 2017 GSA Careers Service Bulletin

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A big WELCOME to all new and returning students at GSA. Please see below for all GSA Careers Service Events, opportunities and news this week…

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UK job Market: 
Finding Part Time work and opportunities in Glasgow 
Wednesday 20th   September 2017   3-4pm
Ground Floor Bourdon Lecture Theatre   Delivered by Lesley Black
This session will cover all you need to know about finding a part time job in Glasgow including: types of vacancies on offer, where to look for work, what to expect when making an application.

 

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CV BOOTCAMP                                          
Thursday 21st September 2017        
PSR2 Reid Building 10:30am- 12 noon   Delivered by Lesley Black
This workshop will cover all aspects of writing a targeted CV and cover letter. By the end of the session you will have a fantastic strategy for writing your targeted CV with style.  All welcome places are limited : Email careers@gsa.ac.uk  to book your place.
Bourdon Ground Floor Lecture Theatre is located in the Bourdon Building: Building 9 on the GSA Campus Map . PSR2 REID building is building 2 on the campus map :http://www.gsa.ac.uk/media/1415972/29239_gsa_campus_map_online_aw.pdf

images (5)GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

If you are a final year student and looking for employment as a graduate, don’t forget that Graduate Schemes, Training and Opportunities launch in September and will be advertised throughout your final year. Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities and apply within the deadlines.

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Sir Robert McAlpine have paid construction internships for undergraduate students. Opportunities are offered throughout the year find out more here: https://targetjobs.co.uk/employer-hubs/sir-robert-mcalpine
Conde Nast UK have an ongoing paid digital intern role based in London. Find out more here: https://condenastuk.avature.net/careers/JobDetail/Digital-intern-cntraveller-com/1121
SCOTGRAD facilitate a range of paid placements in the Scottish sector throughout the year for graduates as well as summer placements for undergraduates. Keep up to date with the latest opportunities by sign up to their page: https://www.scotgrad.co.uk/students

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Get connected in the City…

Interested in film making and showing films,  GMAC Film located in the merchant city hosts arrange of events and opportunities. Find out more: http://www.gmacfilm.com/
Interested in visual arts and performance connect with Trongate103 and Glasgow Life  and discover the latest exhibitions: http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/arts/pages/whats-on-this-month-at-trongate-103.aspx
Interested in architecture and design find out more at Design and Architecture Scotland and their events: http://www.ads.org.uk/
Interested in craft  and making Craft Scotland hosts a range of events, competitions and awards throughout the year: http://www.craftscotland.org/whats-on

Professional Practice

Prospects.ac.uk  Tell us 7 ways to make your job application standout: https://www.prospects.
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Huge congratulations to Ryan Murdoch and his business idea LUCID (Learning Using Computer Interface Design) for reaching the KICKSTARTER 2017 finals.
There is still just time to offer Ryan support,  by voting for Ryan & his business in the Digital Entrepreneur Award : https://www.convergechallenge.com/blogs/competition/2017-08-30-vote-for-the-kickstart-digital-entrepreneur-award/  (closing 19th September 2017). The winner will be announced on 28th September 2017- Good luck Ryan!
The Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA) Programme, run by the Scottish Institute for Enterprise in partnership with three of Scotland’s Innovation Centres (DataLabDigital Health and Care Institute, and CENSIS), is the perfect opportunity for you to tackle real life challenges during your studies.
Download this News letter:Sept 18
Next GSA Careers Service Weekly Bulletin will be on Monday 25th September 2017

 

Costume Designer wanted

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Zero Waste Scotland’s 2017 Recycle Week campaign

From immediate effect – 15 September 2017

We are looking for a designer to make warrior/armour style costumes out of materials that can be recycled such as: cans, plastic bottles, card box, plastic containers etc. The outfits will be used in a campaign launch photo call with Glasgow Warriors and Scotland rugby player Stuart Hogg to highlight the importance of recycling.

Find the full details f the opportunity and how to apply here: zero waste