There's a variety of environmental jobs on offer - whether you have management ambitions, would like to work with animals or a career raising public awareness of environmental issues is in your sights

Agriculture jobs

Aside from farm management, there are many other employment options in the agriculture industry. For example, workers with agronomy skills (soil management and crop production) are in high demand - it's an area of work increasingly vital to modern agricultural practices. There is also an urgent need for people to enter fisheries management.

Explore graduate opportunities in agriculture.

Environmental management jobs

If you have ideas about how we should be using our natural resources in the most sustainable way, put your passion into practice with a career in environmental management. By successfully combining scientific principles with policy, you'll seek to tackle the most pressing issues, such as sustainable development and climate change.

Find out more about working in flood risk management with Environment Agency careers.

Horticulture careers

Despite being one of the largest industries in the UK, a skills shortage exists in horticulture, landscape architecture and land-based engineering.

See Horticulture courses for guidance on getting into this field.

Marine biology and ecology jobs

By studying the different aspects of sea life and the marine world, you'll be able to predict how both natural and human influences might impact upon the plants and animals sharing this environment.

Waste management roles

With social responsibility high on the national agenda, the disposal of business waste or hazardous materials needs to be carried out in compliance with current legislation. The recycling and reduction of waste is another growing area, with officers required to educate the local community, raising public awareness of these issues, while looking to maximise resources and reduce costs.

Water quality careers

Depending on your chosen field, you could work on any number of water-based projects. Whether you're looking to repair, maintain or build structures to improve groundwater flow, provide clean water or prevent flood damage, you'll make good use of your specialist engineering or scientific knowledge.

Animal welfare jobs

For those with a love of animals and their wellbeing, you'll find a wide choice of careers to follow - from looking after animals in rescue centres, zoos, wildlife parks and petting farms, to animal medical care roles such as a veterinary nurse or surgeon.

Explore a range of jobs working with animals, or if you'd like to build experience in this area find out more about volunteering with animals.

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