My Career & Education – should you get an environmental science degree?

Work experience

Many environmental organisations need help from people willing to carry out voluntary work, so it’s relatively easy to find relevant work experience opportunities.

After gaining some initial experience, you should be able to progress into more specialist paid employment. It’s a good idea to get involved in clubs and societies while you’re still at university, take up volunteering roles with conservation organisations, such as The Wildlife Trusts, or become active in campaigning groups in your local area.

Volunteering gives you experience that is difficult to gain elsewhere and shows commitment. Some students attend conferences and debates on environmental concerns, subscribe to relevant magazines and journals or go travelling. All these experiences will make you more attractive to an employer.

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