Environmental Careers Guidance

These pages are intended to provide tips and guidance for developing an environmental career. We hope you find this useful. Please note that we are not qualified careers advisors; it may be worth booking an appointment with your university careers service for personalised careers advice and guidance.

Career events and recordings

Environmental Platform Wales hosted our second ‘Find your future in an environmental job’ panel event on 9th March 2023 in partnership with Cardiff University Student Futures. Click on the links below to view the recordings.

Environmental Platform Wales hosted a series of events about chartered institutes within the environmental sector and how membership can benefit your career. Chartered Institute Membership – epwales.org.uk

You can find a link to past recorded careers talks here:  First Class – Assessment of Environmental Careers Panelists – epwales.org.uk The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) recently ran a Careers Day: Interested in a Career in Weather and Climate?

Our Insights Wales / Cipolwg Cymru Talks provide insight on many different environmental topics from experts in the field:  Insights Wales / Cipolwg Cymru – epwales.org.uk

Where to find environmental career opportunities

There are a number of sectors where you can find an environmental job.

Have you considered a career in:

Join a Professional Institute

There are many benefits to joining a chartered institute including access to job opportunities, networking, training, CPD, events, activities and more. This year we have hosted panelists from the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, the Chartered Institute of Foresters and the Institute of Fisheries Management.

Some of the major environmental institutes include:

  • Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • Institute of Fisheries Management
  • Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Chartered Institute of Foresters
  • The Institute of Water

Environmental CVs

When applying for environmental jobs, it is important to highlight how your outside interests bring benefit to yourself and prospective employers. These transferable skills don’t necessarily have to be related to the environment.

Employers may be looking for you to evidence:

  • Self-development
  • Willingness to help others
  • Community focus
  • Adaptability
  • Leadership skills

LinkedIn is a professional social media channel for networking, events and job searching. A good LinkedIn profile can amplify your CV, get you noticed and enhance your career prospects. This is an excellent video for finding out how to use LinkedIn to find a job: Top 3 Tips on Using LinkedIn to Land a Job – YouTube

Follow @epwales on LinkedIn for all our latest updates.

We hope that this page has provided some useful signposts for environmental careers. For any other environmental career queries, please contact a member of the EPW team via our contact form.

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