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Examples of Environmental skills include: Innovative thinking, Observational, Communication & Commercial awareness skills.

ENVIRONMENT

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Conservationists and ecologists operate in a broad range of residential and agricultural environments to preserve and enhance the environment. Most launch their careers in field-based jobs, collecting and analysing data, and advance on to managing schemes, liaising with stake-holders, and refining strategy.

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Agricultural inspector
Agricultural inspectors make sure animal welfare regulations are followed in farms and dairies.

Agronomist
Agronomists advise farmers on soil management and crop production.

Arboricultural officer
Arboricultural officers manage and maintain trees for local councils and arboricultural contractors.

Archaeologist
Archaeologists learn about the past by studying sites and excavating, classifying, recording and preserving objects.

Botanist
Botanists study all forms of plant life.

Climate scientist
Climate scientists study the influences on the Earth's climate over time and how these might affect it in the future.

Commercial energy assessor
Commercial energy assessors test how energy-efficient commercial buildings are and produce Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificates.

Countryside officer
Countryside officers manage, protect and improve the rural environment.

Ecologist
Ecologists study the relationship between plants, animals and the environment.

Energy engineer
Energy engineers research, design and build power generation plants, and work in the oil and gas industry.

Environmental consultant
Environmental consultants advise on sustainability, including waste management, recycling, flood risk and the effects of climate change.

Environmental health officer
Environmental health officers make sure people's surroundings are safe, healthy and hygienic.

Farmer
Farmers and farm managers grow crops and raise livestock for food production.

Fish farmer
Fish farmers work in small teams to breed and rear fish and shellfish, and harvest them for market.

Florist
Florists sell flowers and design bouquets for weddings, funerals and special occasions.

Forestry worker
Forestry workers manage trees, plants and the environment in forests and woodland.

Garden nursery assistant
Garden nursery assistants grow plants in nurseries and garden centres, and advise and serve customers.

Geoscientist
Geoscientists study the Earth's structure and formation, and analyse rocks to explore its natural mineral and energy resources.

Geotechnician
Geotechnicians collect and analyse geological data from rock, soil and water samples.

Horticultural worker
Horticultural workers grow and sell plants in garden centres, and tend to plants in parks and gardens.

Hydrologist
Hydrologists study the impact of rainfall, rivers and waterways on the environment. They also look at sustainable ways to use water.

Land surveyor
Land surveyors measure the shape of the land, and gather data for civil engineering and construction projects.

Marine engineer
Marine engineers design, build, test and repair boats, ships, underwater craft, offshore platforms and drilling equipment.

Oceanographer
Oceanographers study the seas and oceans.

Palaeontologist
Palaeontologists study the fossils of plants and animals.

Research scientist
Research scientists plan and carry out experiments and investigations to broaden scientific knowledge.

Rural surveyor
Rural surveyors value the assets of farms and estates, advise clients on legal and tax issues, and plan and develop land use.

Seismologist
Seismologists study shock waves created by earthquakes and volcanic activity. They also work in oil, gas and minerals exploration.

Tree surgeon
Tree surgeons carry out tree work including planting, felling, care and maintenance, and hazard assessments.

Wind turbine technician
Wind turbine technicians maintain and repair wind farm turbines on land and at sea.

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