Working in conservation and environment with a degree (or similar)
All the jobs in this area need a mixture of academic qualifications and experience.
It is essential that as well as your qualifications, you can also offer some relevant skills and experience. You can gain skills and experience through voluntary work or a training placement. These are offered by organisations such as The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).
Don’t underestimate the importance of practical conservation skills such as surveying and identification skills. You may not gain these on a degree course...
Becky May, ecologist, Warwickshire County Council
The Conservation Volunteers
The community volunteering charity
Helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy