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Who should apply?

"The programme provided a good insight to wider value chain issues. Excellent cross section of industries and nationalities added to the benefit of the course."

Steve Betts, Closed Loop Material Resource Manager, Jaguar Land Rover


PCSVC is designed for senior and mid-career professionals and managers with at least three years' work experience.

Applications are welcomed from:

  • all business functions associated with the value chain, including procurement, operations, sales and marketing, business/product development, research and development, finance, and strategy; 

  • social/ environmental / CSR / sustainability specialists involved with any aspect of the value chain in a business context;

  • anyone working in the not-for-profit and government sectors that are involved with, or interested in gaining exposure to sustainability in a business context. 

It is assumed that participants will have a reasonably good general knowledge of some of the issues dealt with during the programme; however it is not essential to have specialised knowledge in sustainability or a related field. In fact, we welcome perspectives from participants in a variety of roles who wish to improve their ability to mainstream sustainability into core business activities.

In addition to the formal requirements, we are particularly looking for candidates who can demonstrate academic or professional excellence and who will use their learning from the programme to lead or influence change.

Teams or groups

We also welcome applications from organisations which want to send a group of participants, who may be: a cross-functional team; representatives from an existing or emerging collaboration; a team from particular department or business unit; and/or a group comprising a specific role(s) across a number of departments or business units.

discounted rate is available for such group applications. Companies may choose to make use of the discount to facilitate the participation of an external partner, for example. Please contact for more information.

Please note that each nominated group member will need to submit an individual application that meet the formal requirements, and be selected via the normal competitive selection process.

Applicants from outside the UK

We welcome applicants from outside the UK. The part-time course based around two workshops has been designed to be accessible for participants based throughout the world. The content is internationally relevant, however it should be noted that the programme is developed and delivered by a predominantly UK team.