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Environment and natural resources: career FAQs

Graduate careers in environment and natural resources: getting a job, applications, working life and salaries.

How can I get a job in environment and natural resources?

The environment and natural resources sector offers graduate jobs in both the public and private sector. Environmental health officers are employed by the Health Services in a diverse range of areas and graduates can also begin careers as environmental officers within private organisations. Other graduates take up posts in environmental consultancy firms. There are also many technical positions in areas such as mining and exploration, for those with appropriate qualifications.

What qualifications and skills do I need to work in environment and natural resources?

An environmental, technical, scientific or engineering degree is an advantage. Postgraduate qualifications can be an advantage in some fields, particularly for technical roles.

Further help and research

Republic of Ireland

Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources
Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government 
ENFO Public information focusing on environmental matters
Edie (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange) Environmental news and information – Ireland, EU and world 
Environmental Protection Agency 
Sustainable Energy Ireland Promoting and assisting in the development of sustainable energy.

Northern Ireland

Department of Environment – Northern Ireland Site includes planning, environment and heritage services
Northern Ireland Environment Agency