Like the idea of helping to improve the environment?
Jobs in this sector include environmental conservation, fisheries management, game/wildlife management and landscape.
Also, looking after the environment is a hot topic so this sector is predicted to grow.
- With concern over climate change, environmental industries are becoming increasingly important. There will be an increasing need for skills and knowledge in environmental management to reduce the effect of carbon emissions.
- Environmental technology is an emerging sector. There is huge potential to generate power from wave and wind energy, particularly in the Solent and South West areas.
Routes into this sector
There are various types of qualifications available at different levels.
- GCSEs in English, maths and science will help get you into this sector.
- At 16 you could do A Levels, which are general academic subjects or develop your knowledge and skills for this sector through an apprenticeship/traineeship or through a vocational qualification,
- At 18 or 19 you could do a higher education/degree level course, with 8 out of 10 A Level students choosing this pathway and half of all BTEC National students. However there are also other routes into your chosen career - through apprenticeships and vocational qualifications.
There are jobs in this sector where you can start with few qualifications and receive training on the job through an apprenticeship, and others such as a botanist where you have to do a degree or HND.
Use the Course Search
Use the relevant search options on our Course Search to find college and university courses as well as vacancies for apprenticeships.
More help finding courses and training
- To find out more about the qualifications needed in this sector visit the Sector Skills Council’s website the Environmental Conservation section at Lantra - careers.
- To find out whether there is an apprenticeship training course related to environmental that might suit you.
- To search for apprenticeship vacancies available now related to environmental, across England (you need a vacancy to be able to apply).
- To find apprenticeship vacancies near you. Also, there are other ways to find an apprenticeship explained here.
- To find a vocational course related to environmental at a college (also check the college's website to get the latest list of courses).
- To find a university level course related to environmental.
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