Animals, Land and Environment

Career Areas  >  Animals, Land and Environment

Do you like working outdoors in the fresh air, or like the idea of working with animals? You might enjoy working with engines or machinery, or want to help save the world from the impact of global warming! If this all seems wide-ranging, then you will find that this career area stretches across many disciplines, abilities and areas of expertise, from science or forestry to fishing or mechanics.

Lantra (the Sector Skills Council for food-based and environmental businesses) has developed a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) resource, which highlights how STEM is used within land-based, environmental conservation and aquaculture careers. This helps to demonstrate the range of careers available in these sectors.

To see the routes to getting into each of these sectors, take a look at our Career Areas.

What areas can I work in?

This career area is concerned with the natural world and appeals to those interested in animal care, the countryside, planting and landscaping, and the environment. 

Jobs and courses are available in agriculture, aquaculture and fishing, arboriculture and horticulture, earth studies, environmental and rural resource management, environmental services, forestry and working with animals.

What kind of companies can I work for?

Possible employers include:

    • agricultural chemical manufacturing companies
    • arable or livestock farms
    • fisheries
    • veterinary surgeries
    • educational institutions
    • stables and riding schools
    • zoos and wildlife parks
    • conservation trusts
    • gardening centres

Related job profiles

  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Agricultural or Horticultural Scientist
  • Estate or Land Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Worker or Stock person

Related job profiles

  • Fish Farm Manager
  • Fish Farm Worker
  • Fishing Vessel Worker

Related job profiles

  • Arborist
  • Botanist
  • Gardener
  • Grounds person
  • Landscaper

Related job profiles

  • Geologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Teacher - Secondary School - Geography

Related job profiles

  • Countryside Ranger or Warden
  • Environmental Manager
  • Gamekeeper
  • Nature Conservationist

Related job profiles

  • Air Quality Consultant
  • Community Waste Officer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health and Safety Inspector
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Pest Control Technician
  • Renewable Energy Consultant

Related job profiles

  • Forest or Wildlife Manager
  • Forest or Wildlife Ranger
  • Forest Worker

Related job profiles

  • Animal Care Assistant
  • Animal Technician
  • Assistance Dog Trainer
  • Dog Groomer
  • Dog Handler
  • Farrier
  • Riding Instructor
  • Stable hand or Groom
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Zookeeper
  • Zoologist

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