Land-based, Animal, Environment

What's it all about?

You won’t believe the variety of opportunities in the landscape and environment industries in rural areas across the South West. There are jobs available in agriculture and horticulture, environmental sciences, animal care, fisheries, landscapes and plants.

You could have a career in fencing, land-based engineering, trees and timber – even in floristry. Or you could work with animals or fish, ranging from horses to trout! You can even work in environmental conservation.

This is a diverse sector, so you’re bound to find something you like.

The land-based and environment sector is made up of 17 industries.

These can be grouped together into three areas:

  • Land management and production
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Environmental industries

Land management and production

Agricultural crops, agricultural livestock, aquaculture, fencing, floristry, land-based engineering, production horticulture and trees and timber.

Animal health and welfare

Animal health and welfare, animal care, animal technology, equine, farriery and veterinary nursing

Environmental industries

Environmental industries, environmental conservation, fisheries management, game/wildlife management and landscape.

Compare jobs you like and see if they are predicted to grow

To find out what you will earn in different jobs (you can put in up to three) and see other facts including whether this job is predicted to grow in the UK, use the Careerometer which is on the left of each Job Sector page (yellow box).

Is this a predicted growth area in the South of England?

The Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been asked to predict which job sectors will grow. This information could help you develop your skills and gain qualifications for specific job roles, sectors or particular places where there are likely to be opportunities. No growth doesn't mean there are no jobs but growth does mean there are likely to be more jobs!

Whilst this sector is not seen as a priority by all the Local Enterprise Partnerships areas such as farming need young people to enter the sector as a large proportion of farmers are reaching retirement age.

Oxford and Thames valley -  There are no specific predictions or priorities from the local LEPs regarding this sector.

Solent -  There are no specific predictions or priorities from the local LEP regarding this sector.

South West - Whilst this sector is not seen as a priority by all the Local Enterprise Partnerships in the South West, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, where there are land-based companies, have prioritised the need to find new people for this sector. 

Find out more about growth industries in the South of England.

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