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Graduate Environmental Consultant

Lustre Consulting

We are a multidisciplinary environmental consultancy to looking to a appoint graduate geo-environmental/geotechnical consultant who can join our growing environmental team. The role will be working principally on contaminated land and/or geotechnical asse

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Ecologists Graduate/Consultant

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Group plc is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and en

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Environmental Technician / Graduate Environmental Consultant

Lustre Consulting

We are a multidisciplinary environmental consultancy to looking to appoint an Environmental Technician and/or Graduate Environmental Consultant who can join our growing environmental team. The role will principally be supporting the Land Team on site inve

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Graduate/Trainee Occupational Hygiene Operative - Gloucestershire

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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£21,000 - £22,000 per annum

Graduate Sustainability Consultant

Calibre Search

One of the regions better known practices, this consultant has a reputation for being something of a boutique practice dealing with works that are technically complex, solutions orientated and environmentally focused. Within their focused sustainability t

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£30,000 - £39,999 per annum

Graduate Sustainability Consultant

Hays

A well known multi-disciplinary consultancy in the heart of Manchester looking for a graduate consultant Your new company This is a global multidisciplinary consultancy who has been around for over half a century in which time they have won numerous build

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£20,000 - £30,000 per annum

Graduate Sustainability Consultant

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A well known multi-disciplinary consultancy in the heart of Manchester looking for a graduate consultant Your new company This is a global multidisciplinary consultancy who has been around for over half a century in which time they have won numerous build

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant

Hays Specialist Recruitment

A well known multi-disciplinary consultancy in the heart of Manchester looking for a graduate consultant Your new company This is a global multidisciplinary consultancy who has been around for over half a century in which time they have won numerous build

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant

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A well known multi-disciplinary consultancy in the heart of Manchester looking for a graduate consultant Your new company This is a global multidisciplinary consultancy who has been around for over half a century in which time they have won numerous build

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant - Reading

Penguin Recruitment

Graduate Sustainability Consultant - Reading Salary up to £24,000 per annum benefits Ref: SH460 Penguin Recruitment are delighted to be working alongside a multi-disciplinary engineering design consultancy looking for a Graduate Sustainability Consultant

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Your new company This is a global multidisciplinary consultancy who has been around for over half a century in which time they have won numerous building awards, showing their outstanding attention to detail and quality of work. They have a very supportiv

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Ecologists Graduate/Consultant

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Group plc is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and en

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant - London

Penguin Recruitment

Graduate Sustainability Consultant London £18,000 - £25,000 per annum Penguin Recruitment are pleased to be working alongside an award winning sustainability consultancy, who are actively seeking a dynamic Graduate Sustainability Consultant to join their

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Waterman Aspen

Waterman Group plc is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, energy, and en

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Graduate Geo-Environmental Consultant, Cambridge

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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Graduate Sustainability Consultant

Calibre Search

One of the regions better known practices, this consultant has a reputation for being something of a boutique practice dealing with works that are technically complex, solutions orientated and environmentally focused. Within their focused sustainability t

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant

Calibre Search

One of the regions better known practices, this consultant has a reputation for being something of a boutique practice dealing with works that are technically complex, solutions orientated and environmentally focused. Within their focused sustainability t

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant

Hays

A well known multi-disciplinary consultancy in the heart of Manchester looking for a graduate consultant Your new company This is a global multidisciplinary consultancy who has been around for over half a century in which time they have won numerous build

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Graduate Sustainability Consultant

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A well known multi-disciplinary consultancy in the heart of Manchester looking for a graduate consultant Your new company This is a global multidisciplinary consultancy who has been around for over half a century in which time they have won numerous build

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£18,000 - £25,000 per annum

Graduate Sustainability Consultant - London

Penguin Recruitment

Graduate Sustainability Consultant London £18,000 - £25,000 per annum Penguin Recruitment are pleased to be working alongside an award winning sustainability consultancy, who are actively seeking a dynamic Graduate Sustainability Consultant to join their

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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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