Fred Post

Meet Fred Post who pursued a career in environmental management after gaining a Master of Science. He currently works as an Environment Control Manager at Algoma in Canada.

Current job roleEnvironment Control Manager
Year of graduation2011
Course of studyMSc Environmental Management for Business

University experience

There are lots of opportunities throughout your career to return to further study. Fred had already gained a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph in Canada. He then spent five years working in the Canadian steel sector before deciding to study a Master of Science.

Fred wanted to gain further skills and knowledge so he could progress in his career. Research into his dream job revealed that he needed a deeper understanding of environmental issues and management techniques than he currently had. He looked to Herts, and never looked back.

We offered an exciting course, which focussed on all the core areas Fred wanted to explore. His post-graduate studies gave him the chance to research and analyse complex problems that arise in environmental management. Most importantly, he learnt tools and strategies to overcome them. Our academic staff challenged him to become a critical thinker. While his course mates offered insights and new perspectives that helped him see the bigger picture.

Career progression

Fred’s Master of Science gave him the skills and expert knowledge he needed to apply for his current role. He now works as an environmental control manager for an integrated iron and steel manufacturing facility, Algoma. Returning to education was a key factor in helping Fred progress from his previous role of environmental analyst to manager.

As a manager, Fred ensures Algoma is compliant with environmental requirements. He works across multiple sites, managing environmental permits, monitoring and reporting. He also works on a variety of projects related to the environment. These include air and noise emissions, landfills, contaminated sites and abandoned mines.

Fred’s passion to reduce the environmental impact of industry and to ensure that businesses remain commercially viable, continue to motivate his career.

By undertaking the MSC in Environmental Management for Business, I broadened my range of understanding of environmental issues, processes, management systems and techniques.