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  • The environment sector is extremely diverse. It covers hands-on roles in conservation, wildlife and forestry management. There are also scientific roles in air/water quality, ecology and renewable energy. Plus, there are specialist areas in environmental law/policy, engineering and education. You also have environmental consultancy which could encompass everything
  • Sustainability is a growth area. Larger employers will now have environmental managers and departments to cover energy efficiency, waste management etc. Corporate Social Responsibility is another area linked to this
  • Find out more about the different areas of work and sub-sectors. Look at job profiles to get an idea about what jobs entail and how to get in

Green Futures

Job Roles

Find more environmental job profiles from Prospects, the National Careers Service and ENDS Report

Countryside Jobs has a useful list of job roles covering a wide range of areas, including arboriculture, community engagement, ecology and biodiversity, environmental education and more.

CIEEM Careers

Useful careers information and advice from the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

Graduate destinations

Some of our recent graduates working in these areas include:

Other job roles found by our graduates include research intern, ecologist, environmental economist, ecological field assistant, environmental monitoring officer, seed conservation assistant, sustainability and water policy officer.