The environment and agriculture sector encompasses a wide range of roles from forestry, horticulture, fishing right up to equine and veterinary. The employment opportunities are for a wide range of skill levels, such as those that require postgraduate qualifications (e.g. veterinary surgeon) to roles that do not require degrees and those requiring an undergraduate degree.
Some examples include:
- Agricultural crops and livestock
- Animal care and technology
- Fisheries management
- Horticulture and landscaping
- Land-based engineering
- Trees and timber
- Wildlife management
What can you expect?
Working conditions: Expect to be outdoors, equipped with plenty of sun lotion/sturdy clothing.
Hours: The hours can be typically long and irregular and heavily affected by weather. You can expect to have to work weekends and bank holidays.
Expected salary: Salaries will highly depend upon the specific industry you go into and will also depend on the level of qualification.