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Graduate / Junior Sustainability and Environmental Consultant

NRG Consulting

Graduate Environmental Consultant Job Role NRG Consulting are an established and expanding environmental consultancy who are currently seeking Graduate Environmental Consultants to work on a wide variety of projects across residential, multi-residential,

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Graduate Ecologist / Consultant Ecologist

Bennett and Game Recruitment

A successful consultancy based in the Leeds area are seeking a Graduate / Consultant Ecologist to join their team. This multi-disciplinary company offers a range of services from environmental, infrastructure, masterplanning to development and handles a w

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Graduate Contract Ecologist Consultant

Vertical Recruitment

Graduate/Consultant Ecologists: Initially a 6-month contract for survey season (June to November) Location: Leeds Graduate Ecologist opportunity for a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainabl

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Graduate Occupational Hygiene Operative

W5 Resourcing Associates

Our Client offers independent and professional solutions to all issues that arise from the presence of environmental risks in buildings. With their simple clear approach, they help their clients regulate and eliminate risks in these areas. Due to expansio

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Graduate Ecologist / Consultant Ecologist

Bennett & Game Recruitment

A successful consultancy based in the Leeds area are seeking a Graduate / Consultant Ecologist to join their team. This multi-disciplinary company offers a range of services from environmental, infrastructure, masterplanning to development and handles a w

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£21,000 per annum

Graduate Health, Safety and Environmental Technician

SF Recruitment

SF Recruitment are currently working with a specialist automotive component manufacturer. Due to continuous growth and development of the business and expansion of their product portfolio, my client is currently recruiting for a well rounded, enthusiastic

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£18,000 - £25,000 per annum

Graduate Energy and Sustainability Consultant

Calibre Search

Graduate Energy and Sustainability Consultant Sale Salary: £18,000 to £25,000 Job Ref 18307 Graduate Energy and Sustainability Consultant required for a company in Sale, Greater Manchester to work within a Sustainability team. A UK wide practice, this org

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£20,000 - £22,000 per annum

Graduate Environmental Consultant

PWS Technical Services

The successful candidate will be a recent graduate within an environmental discipline who has the desire to work for a UK leading environmental consultancy. This is a great opportunity to develop professional skills and prospects within an expanding compa

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Graduate Contract Ecologist Consultant

Vertical Recruitment

Graduate/Consultant Ecologists: Initially a 6-month contract for survey season (June to November) Location: Leeds Graduate Ecologist opportunity for a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainabl

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£21,000 - £26,000 per annum

Graduate Health, Safety and Environmental Technician

SF Recruitment

SF Recruitment are currently working with a specialist automotive component manufacturer. Due to continuous growth and development of the business and expansion of their product portfolio, my client is currently recruiting for a well rounded, enthusiastic

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£18,000 - £25,000 per annum

Graduate Energy and Sustainability Consultant

Calibre Search

Graduate Energy and Sustainability Consultant Sale Salary: £18,000 to £25,000 Job Ref 18307 Graduate Energy and Sustainability Consultant required for a company in Sale, Greater Manchester to work within a Sustainability team. A UK wide practice, this org

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£20,000 per annum

Graduate Air Quality Consultant - London

Penguin Recruitment

We have a rare opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate with a keen interest in Air Quality to diversify and develop their skills, kick starting a career in this thriving sector. A world leader in environmental and engineering consultancy with an of

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£21,000 - £26,000 per annum

Graduate Health, Safety and Environmental Technician

SF Group

SF Recruitment are currently working with a specialist automotive component manufacturer. Due to continuous growth and development of the business and expansion of their product portfolio, my client is currently recruiting for a well rounded, enthusiastic

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£21,000 - £26,000 per annum

Graduate Health, Safety and Environmental Technician

SF Group

SF Recruitment are currently working with a specialist automotive component manufacturer. Due to continuous growth and development of the business and expansion of their product portfolio, my client is currently recruiting for a well rounded, enthusiastic

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£18,000 - £20,000 per annum

Graduate Sustainability Consultant - Liverpool

Penguin Recruitment

Graduate Sustainability Consultant Liverpool Competitive starting salary benefits Ref: SH563 Penguin Recruitment is currently working alongside a building environmental specialist, based in Liverpool, to bring in an eager and enthusiastic graduate to joi

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant - Liverpool

Penguin Recruitment

Graduate Sustainability Consultant Liverpool Competitive starting salary benefits Ref: SH563 Penguin Recruitment is currently working alongside a building environmental specialist, based in Liverpool, to bring in an eager and enthusiastic graduate to joi

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Exeter, Devon

Graduate Air Quality Consultant, Exeter and Basingstoke

WSP

At WSP, theres nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrows world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and youll be part of an organisation that

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Exeter, Devon
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Graduate Occupational Hygiene Operative

W5 Resourcing Associates

Our Client offers independent and professional solutions to all issues that arise from the presence of environmental risks in buildings. With their simple clear approach, they help their clients regulate and eliminate risks in these areas. Due to expansio

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Location:
Exeter, Devon
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum

Graduate Sustainability Consultant

Konker Recruitment

Graduate Building Physics Engineer – Exeter – Salary Circa £23,000 Looking for your first position in the Building Physics / Sustainability sector? If you’d like to work with a building services specific consultancy which can give you a huge insight to th

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Location:
Exeter, Devon
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
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Contract type:
Contract
Industry:
Environment
Expiry date:
Ongoing
Salary:
£21,000 - £26,000 per annum

Graduate Health, Safety and Environmental Technician

SF Group

SF Recruitment are currently working with a specialist automotive component manufacturer. Due to continuous growth and development of the business and expansion of their product portfolio, my client is currently recruiting for a well rounded, enthusiastic

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£21,000 - £26,000 per annum
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Helping you find a career in the Environment industry

If you've got a scientific brain and have an interest in preserving the natural environment, the environmental sector might be an area for you to consider pursuing after leaving university.

The environmental sector covers a huge range of options, with areas such as conservation, air and water quality, environmental assessment, agricultural supplies, animal nutrition, soil science, animal care and technology, wildlife or fisheries management, energy-efficient practices, animal therapy, and forestry all coming under its umbrella.

For roles across the sector, it’s likely that you’ll be required to spend part of your time outdoors and part in an office environment. You might see opportunities for self-employment, too - around half of the industry works in this way.


Skills & interests required for a career in Environment
The technical and practical nature of a lot of jobs in the industry means that work experience and practical skills are valued highly – so you’ll want to undertake some work experience to give you the skills needed. Voluntary work is common for those looking for experience in the sector, and you may also get the chance to undertake a placement year during your degree.

Those working in the environmental sector need a number of key skills to succeed, and these are split between subject specific and more general. They include:
- Ability to Work Under Pressure
- Analytical skills
- Communication
- Organisation
Graduate schemes & other typical career progression routes in Environment
If you are on a structured graduate scheme, you will have a clear path laid out from the beginning – and will be able to see where your career within the company is likely to head in the future.

Likewise, if you find an entry level role in an organisation such as the Environment Agency, you are likely to find a strong network that supports you at the beginning of your career.

There are a number of certified training courses for those that want to move into or progress in this sector. Some of the industry bodies that offer courses include The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), the Society for the Environment (SocEnv), and the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM).

SocEnv offers a route to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist, a masters-level qualification that’s a highly respected title for those working within the industry.
Tips for getting into the field
The environmental industry is a competitive and popular one, so it’s vital to know what employers are looking for when you apply for roles.

Obviously, a strong head for science and a dedication to the environment are both essential if you want to pursue this field.

For smaller companies, you should send out speculative emails that detail your skills and introduce yourself and the kind of roles you’re looking for – jobs are not always widely advertised in the environmental sector. Because it’s a popular industry, be prepared for the reality that you might need to take on unrelated work whilst you apply for competitive jobs.

There are also a large number of general, non-industry-related things that you can do to put yourself in a good position to start applying for jobs. These include:

  • Tailoring your CV for each specific role, making sure you focus on previous experience and relevant skills

  • Applying for internships and/or work experience – this is a no-brainer: as well as ensuring that you’ve experienced the field before you start applying for jobs within it, it’ll show that you’re committed and allow you to start acquiring the practical skills you’ll need in your future job

  • Take on similar roles – for example as an assistant in an environmental organisation’s office, during holidays or whilst you apply for higher-level roles right after graduation

  • See what the top companies in the field require – start by looking for case studies from the big firms, and note what backgrounds and skills their current employees have

  • Get the relevant accreditation – look for training courses that can offer practical skill and/or develop your knowledge in a specific area

  • Use your contacts – university professors, those you met on work experience, people you can approach through social media or LinkedIn – they’re all potentially the stepping stone to your next role, and they might very well be happy to help you
How much can graduates earn in Environment?
Here are average salaries for some jobs within the environmental industry, according to Payscale:
  • Agronomist - £30,339

  • Environmental advisor - £28,200

  • Environmental engineer - £29,866

  • Environmental manager - £34,088

  • Environmental scientist - £25,889

  • Environmental consultant - £25,128

  • Compliance officer - £27,100

On a graduate scheme, you are likely to earn between £20,000 and £25,000 to begin with.
What qualifications do I need for a career in Environment?
A relevant degree is required for most jobs within the environmental sector, so if you have one of the following you’re in a great position to start planning your career:

Environmental science
Civil engineering
Geography
Geology
Business

It might be helpful to look into specific postgraduate qualifications if you’re definitely sure that you want to move into a specific area.

For jobs that aren’t environment or agriculture specific, for example in management, marketing, IT or sales, you can apply without a directly-related degree.
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