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The University of Kent Careers and Employability Service Careers with a Biodiversity/Wildlife Degree. You can download a copy of this presentation at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm. Location of the Careers Service. Open 9 -5 Monday to Friday including Vacations.

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The University of KentCareers and Employability ServiceCareers with a Biodiversity/Wildlife Degree

You can download a copy of this presentation at

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm


Location of the careers service

Location of the Careers Service

Open 9 -5 Monday to Friday including Vacations



Biodiversity careers page

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/Environment.htm

Biodiversity Careers Page


Sources of environmental jobs
Sources of Environmental Jobs

  • Environment Post www.environmentpost.co.uk Major source of conservation vacancies. Reference copies are in File R4 in the Careers Service.

  • ENDSwww.ends.co.uk   Environmental Data Services has listings of jobs. Includes a Consultancy Directory.

  • The Guardian on Wednesdays.

  • Countryside Jobs Servicewww.countryside-jobs.com

  • The Green Directorywww.greendirectory.net/home.cfm lists environmental jobs

  • Ethical Careers Servicehttp://peopleandplanet.org/ethicalcareers

  • Nature Magazine www.nature.com/naturejobs/channels/graduate range of postgrad, PHD and postdoc positions.

  • New Scientistwww.newscientistgraduate.com

  • Growing Careerswww.growing-careers.com vacancies in environment and conservation, nurseries and garden centres,

  • Environmental Recruitment Agencies

    • Environment Jobwww.environmentjob.co.uk.

    • Ecological Recruitment Co. www.eco-uk.com

    • Green Technical Resourcingwww.gtr.uk.com

    • ADC Environment Recruitmentwww.green4u.co.uk

  • Many jobs in the environment are not advertised - organisations get enough CVs from people applying speculatively to be able to fill their vacancies from these. You need to network and be persistent. See CVs and Covering Letterswww.kent.ac.uk/careers/applicn.htm and Creative Jobhuntingwww.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/CJ.htm to learn how to do this.


Choosing a career
CHOOSING A CAREER

  • CHOOSING A CAREER BOOKLET - available from Careers Service.

  • Prospects Planner - powerful career choice programwww.prospects.ac.uk/links/Pplanner

  • Information on many graduate careers is at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin.htm


One third of graduate jobs accept any degree subject

BECAUSE:

Learn new skills quickly

Analyse & solve problems

Communicate well

Open to new ideas, adaptable and flexible

“Managers of change”

Marketing and Sales

Retailing

Social Work

Personnel

Civil Service

Accountancy

Banking

Computing

One third of graduate jobs accept any degree subject.


Postgraduate study
Postgraduate Study

  • Over 35% of Kent Bioscience graduates continue to postgraduate study

  • MSc/M.Res – 1 year

  • PhD - 3 years

  • Teacher training – 1 year

  • Medicine/radiography/ physiotherapy

    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/postgradmenu.htm


Master s courses
Master's Courses

  • Soils and Environmental Pollution, University of Reading

  • Coastal and Marine Resource Management, University of Portsmouth

  • Conservation and Tourism, University of Kent

  • Conservation Biology, University of Kent

  • Environmental Analysis and Assessment, Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Environmental Diagnosis, Imperial College London

  • Environmental Impact Assessment, Oxford Brookes University

  • Environmental Policy, Planning and Regulation London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Environmental Pollution Control, Middlesex University

  • Environmental Pollution Science, Brunel University

  • Environmental Technology, Imperial College London

  • Risk Management, Middlesex University

  • Rural Development, University of Sussex

  • Water and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey

  • Environmental Law and Policy, University of Kent


Example cvs
EXAMPLE CVs

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/cv/environmental-cv.htm

Check you campus emails regularly as I will send you many careers emails

Get voluntary experience for your CV:

Kent Wildlife Trust www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk conservation work in Kent including West Blean Woods. Needs volunteers. Run excellent and cheap wildlife study days on, for example, small mammal and bat identification


Vacancies
VACANCIES

  • Kent Jobs Databasewww.kent.ac.uk/ces/vacancies.html

  • Campus Talks

    www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm


Directories
DIRECTORIES

  • TIMES TOP 100 GRADUATE EMPLOYERS

    Collect from Careers Service


Bruce woodcock
Bruce Woodcock

  • Help all Science, Environmental and IT students

  • Normally on duty FRIDAY MORNINGS (10.30 am to 12.30 pm) and WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS (2 to 4 pm). You don’t need to book an appointment to see me at these times, just ask at the helpdesk in the Careers Service.

  • Email:[email protected]

  • The Careers Service is open 9 am to 5 pm weekdays in both term-time and vacations.


Careers employability award on moodle
Careers Employability Award on Moodle

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/moodle.htm


You can download a copy of this presentation at www kent ac uk careers slides htm

You can download a copy of this presentation at

www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm


If you can’t get a relevant placement, do something that develops your teamworking/organising/ problem-solving skills:

BUNAC: Summer Camp USA www.bunac.org.uk

Thursday, 25th November, 12 pm Keynes LT5

Spend up to a year working and travelling in North America. For a summer of work, travel and culture, try BUNAC's Work America programme, where you can do anything from working in a theme park or a restaurant to arranging an internship with a world famous company.


University of kent careers fair
UNIVERSITY OF KENT CAREERS FAIR develops your teamworking/organising/ problem-solving skills:

  • Thursday 4th November, Eliot Great Hall, 2:00pm – 5:00pmA chance to talk informally to all sorts of recruiters offering graduate jobs, sandwich placements and summer internships. See www.kent.ac.uk/careers/fair.htm for full details and a list of participating employers. Everybody welcome.


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