CAREERS IN… Earth Sciences

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Careers info

Prospects– Graduate Careers Website

  • Job Profiles– Search A-Z of job profiles or view job categories which includes Environment, Mining & Land Surveying and Scientific Services.
  • Job Sectors – Job sector profiles include: Energy & Utilities, Environment & Agriculture, Property & Construction and Transport & Logistics.
  • Job Vacancies – Search for jobs/placements by type of work and location.

CIWEM Jobs Market – Find the latest water and environmental jobs for the UK and abroad.

CIWM – Search the site for the latest UK waste management jobs, graduate waste management jobs as well as international waste management and environmental vacancies.

Naturenet – Careers and training in conservation

Association for Geographic Information – View ‘Education & CPD’

Geological Society – Education & Careers – Includes careers information and job listings.

The Royal Geographical Society – Careers with geography – Studying geography opens up a wide range of careers. Find out more about the types of jobs and career paths that geographers can enter.

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Jobs and Work Experience

Register for Unilife Connect  - Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events Log in to Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.

Target Jobs– Graduate jobs, recruitment and careers.

British Geological Survey – Latest vacancies at BGS sites across the UK

Conservationjobs – A specialist conservation jobs site.

British Geological Survey– View Jobs for information on vacancies and voluntary opportunities. – Sustainability Jobs – opportunities available in sustainability and environmental sector.

Countryside Jobs Service– Lists jobs throughout the UK.

Earthworks-jobs – Includes Jobs in geoscience, seismology, environmental science, geography, hydrology, hydrogeology, remote sensing, GIS and related subjects.

edieEnergy – Search environmental jobs throughout the UK

ENDS Environmental Job Search– Online resource for Environmental jobs.

Environment Agency Jobs section– Search and apply for current vacancies. – UK environmental job site.

Environmentaljobs – A specialist environmental jobs board.

Guardian Jobs – Environment – Find the latest environment jobs in sustainability, renewable energy, environmental management and conservation as well as other green jobs

GeoConnexion recruitment– Search by job and location

GeographyJobs– Search for jobs throughout the UK.

Geology Society – Career Pathways – Placements – Provides advice and links to help you find placements in the geology sector.

Gradcracker – Search internships and graduate opportunities with a range of employers.

Green Jobs – GreenJobs lets you find Environmental Jobs and Renewable Energy Jobs from top employers and recruitment agencies. Including Geography Jobs, GIS Jobs and Geographical Information System Jobs.

Jacobs – Environmental – Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services which includes a sustainable solutions unit. Search for jobs in environmental management, including ecology, hydrology, conservation, land management by location in Wales, UK and worldwide – work locations

Lantrajobs – Land based & Environmental job search site.

Met Office Careers– Find out about careers and jobs with the Met Office.

Natural Resources Wales – Has taken over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales. For information on jobs/work experience opportunities visit Natural Resources Wales Jobs

NERCNERC employs just over 2500 people at over 40 locations throughout the UK. NERC’s links you to current vacancies with the British Antarctica Survey, British Geology Survey, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and National Oceanography Centre

New Scientist Jobs – Search Earth, Environment & Energy section.

Office of National Statistics– The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the Government department responsible for collecting and publishing official statistics about the UK society and economy.

Renewableenergyjobs – A specialist renewable energy jobs site

Renewable UK – includes jobs section and career guides.

RICS RecruitRICS Recruit gives you access to the latest graduate jobs in the surveying, property and construction industries, both in the UK and abroad.

RSPB job vacancies – search for current employment opportunities in the UK and overseas

Solarjobs – A specialist solar jobs & solar energy jobs board

STEM Graduates – Specialised careers site for students studying Science, IT, Engineering and Maths subjects. Includes jobs with an immediate start and graduate schemes.

STEM Women – Promoting Opportunities, Employers and Events to Female Students (and Graduates) studying STEM subjects.

The Environmentalist Online – Browse jobs by sector.

Wastejobs – A specialist waste and re-cycling jobs site

Waterjobs – A specialist water jobs and green job board.

Windjobs – A specialist wind jobs and wind energy job board.


Change Agents– Formerly Student Force. View ‘Recruitment’ to find out about jobs and their sustainability graduate scheme. Also view ‘Get Involved’ to view volunteering opportunities.

Groundwork – Explore jobs and volunteering opportunities with Groundwork.

Interlink – Contact to find out about environmental related voluntary opportunities in the RCT area.

Natural England – Get Involved – Find out about volunteering opportunities available.

RSPB volunteering – Find out about current volunteering vacancies including internships and the RSPB residential volunteering scheme.

TCV – Find out about volunteering and jobs in conservation.

The National Trust – Volunteering and jobs with the National Trust throughout the UK.

The South East Rivers Trust – The Trust is involved in restoring and improving the riparian and aquatic habitats; protecting and conserving the plants and animals that live in and around the rivers; and providing environmental education and awareness. Use ‘Contact Us’ to find out about volunteering opportunities.

Wildlife Trust – Find out about jobs and volunteering with the Wildlife Trust.

Woodland Trust – Explore volunteering and internships

Employer Directories

Direct Gov – Local councils directory– Find jobs with local councils throughout the UK. Browse the A to Z lists, or search by county, region or country – look for jobs/vacancies or careers tabs.

Direct Gov – A-Z of Central Government– Search to find organisations within central government

Ends Directory – Listing of UK environmental consultancies.

Endsjobsearch Recruiter A-ZA-Z of recruiters currently advertising jobs on Ends Job Search site

Environment Jobs – List companies in the UK and worldwide.

The Geologists Directory Online – Endorsed by the Geological Society, this website enables you to search quickly and easily for companies operating in the Earth Science Sector.

The Green directory UK – Natural, organic, ethical, fair trade and environmentally friendly products and services directory

Related Media

Stand out and be counted – A guide to maximising your prospects for students studying social sciences and humanities subjects.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Environment and agriculture – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

AGCAS Industry Insight – Energy and utilities – Includes information on roles, entry and progression, typical employers and trends.

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Environmental Careers

Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Filling the skills gaps in science, technology and engineering.

Science – 'What do graduates do?’ presents information on the employment of recent graduates.

icould Career videos with a focus on Environmental Work

New Scientist Graduate Careers Special. This is a really useful online publication and includes advice on recruitment, key employers and opportunities. Students can read online for free at