This sector covers areas from cartography to exploration and mining. It includes environmental management and control as well as environmental protection and conservation. The page on energy production covers nuclear power and renewable/alternative energy sources.
Carbon management is an increasingly popular area and further information can be found below.
Many degree disciplines may be useful for securing a role in this sector. Popular ones include: geography, geology, physical, mathematical and applied sciences, computer science, engineering, surveying, environmental science, ecology and marine sciences and oceanography.
Information and advice on the environmental sector specifically written for University of Edinburgh students and graduates.
We have relevant books and journals for you to use in our information centres. For details of our books on careers in natural resources and the environment see the link below. Use our suggested viewing style to see the most useful information.
Twitter List: Environment - Are you on Twitter? Look at our Twitter List for the Environment to receive updates on news, vacancies and advice from relevant professional bodies, employers and useful organisations. Please note the Careers Service cannot accept responsibility for the content of external sites.
The Job Crowd: Top Energy & Science Companies to Work for - list of top ranked energy and science companies based on job reviews written by their own employees. Not an exclusive list and the reviews are subjective however the link includes useful information on salaries, interview advice and company profiles.
Introductory information for those considering working in the carbon management field. As well as lists of job titles (to give you a flavour of what you could do), there are lists of potential employers and specialist vacancy sources and recruitment agencies.
This Careers Service event in February 2013 included a variety of speakers from within the Environmental Sector. This included an Ecological Consultant, an Engineering Geologist, an Education Officer and a Sustainability Engagement Co-Ordinator. Brief notes of each of their presentations can be found here:
Earthworks - valuable site, with a wide range of jobs in most parts of this sector, clearly categorised. World-wide.
Earth students - a resource focusing on the earth, environmental, geographical, geo-engineering and marine sectors with information about postgraduate, employment and internship opportunities.
This article was published on Jul 31, 2013