Jobs in the environment
What to do?
The first decision an individual must make is deciding what they want to achieve through a career in the environment. Establishing what to do and in which field to specialise is the next step, after which there are a number of options to consider to find the perfect opportunity.
Where to look?
Getting a job in the right area can be difficult so it is important to make the best of all of the available options. Depending on the area of the environment in question, there are many options available to help people make an informed and definitive decision.
- Networking: Only 40% of jobs are advertised (DTi, 2006) so networking with environmental professionals is a must. This is an important benefit of IEMA membership and as we organise over 100 regional networking events each year. Networking should be at the forefront of anyone's search for employment. For a full list of events please visit the IEMA Regions section.
- Of the 40% of jobs that are advertised, the IEMA Jobs website is the largest known source of environmental jobs in the UK. Many job descriptions are requesting IEMA membership as a pre-requisite
- 'the environmentalist', IEMA's flagship magazine, also has a jobs section at the back of each issue. All IEMA members receive 12 issues of 'the environmentalist' as a standard yet useful benefit of IEMA membership
- Many IEMA Registered Assessors have graduate training schemes. Please note that many of these organisations prefer IEMA membership as a pre-requisite to ensure that their staff are professionally recognised.