Helping you find a career in environment & agriculture
If you've always dreamt of working outdoors, you might be on the hunt for a job in the environment or agriculture sectors after leaving university.
Those working in agriculture are responsible for the cultivation of plants and animals in order to provide food, medicine and other essentials. Working in this area could mean working on a farm, overseeing all operations during the production process whilst providing leadership and organisation, working within production or supply chain, and/or specialising in livestock, crops or horticulture.
The regulations in this industry are set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for safe, high-quality produce farmed in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The environmental sector covers a huge remit, including areas such as conservation, air and water quality, environmental assessment, agricultural supplies, animal nutrition, soil science, animal care and technology, wildlife or fisheries management, energy-efficient practices, animal therapy, and forestry.
For roles across the sector, it's likely that you'll be required to spend part of your time outdoors and part in an office environment. You might see opportunities for self-employment too - around half of the industry works in this way.