Are you interested in the environment?
Do you want to make the world a better place to live in?
Then a career in Wildlife, Energy and Environment could be the right choice for you!
Professionals working in these areas strive to create a better environment for all to live in including addressing environmental issues such as pollution, analysing new energy sources and taking care of animals.
Job roles in this sector cover a wide range of exciting professions ranging from Zookeepers and Veterinary Surgeons to Environmental Consultants and Recycling Officers.
This sector is divided in the following three key areas:
1) Wildlife and Agriculture
This area of the sector covers a number of inter-related fields such as crops, livestock, animal-care, trees and timber and fisheries management. The professionals that work in these fields tend to focus more on produce and services rather than environmental conservation.
This area covers the bulk of all the professions in this field and it’s directly related to the preservation, conservation and protection of the environment.
Professionals working in this part of the sector typically work related to water, air and waste management, reduction of pollution and Biodiversity protection.
Finally, the Energy area of this sector is concerning the capturing, extraction, refining, distribution and utilisation of a variety of energy sources. Professionals working in this area can work in broad range of areas such as renewable energy, electricity, gas, nuclear and petroleum.
Junior and entry-level jobs such as zookeeper do not have any formal entry requirements and only require good GCSEs or equivalent.
More senior and technical positions in this sector tend to be based on specialist knowledge, consultancy work and working with large companies or government bodies and therefore a degree in a specialised related area is often a requirement for these types of jobs.
A degree in any of the following topics would support a strong application:
In some rare cases employers will expect to see evidence of further studies such as Masters or PhD but this is not the case for the vast majority of job positions across the sector.
This sector often takes individuals in at a graduate level for mid-high level positions and it is very rare that an individual will be able to obtain such a position without a degree.
Starting salaries in this sector are considered to be very generous averaging around £25,000 to £35,000, with a median of £32,500 according to The Graduate Market in 2015, High Fliers. Salaries can increase to and in excess of £55,000 with relevant work experience.
The salaries for entry-level positions range from £14.000 to £18.000.
Figures are intended as a guideline only.
Wildlife, energy and environment issues are pressing issues within international politics and as such governments are constantly looking for the support of professionals to develop policies, implement laws and realise developments. This industry has seen a growth in the past few years and it’s expected that it will continue with this trend in the years ahead.