Please click the headings and arrows below to find a range of resources — links, downloads, articles, videos and more.
Career Information Resources
Careers in ecology and environmental management
- Where Can Ecology Take You? This leaflet details the variety of different sectors that utilise the skills of an ecologist, what those roles can involve, as well as key employers.
- Rooting for a Career in Ecology or Environmental Management. This document is aimed at those at school or university to help them decide whether a career in ecology or environmental management is for them.
- Eclips Online – Ecology
- Eclips Online – Environmental Management
Skills needed in ecology
- What a Graduate Should Know: Survey Skills. This document illustrates the level of field survey skills expected of a new graduate starting work in ecology.
- The CIEEM Competency Framework. This document helps to identify current and required levels of competence and promotes high standards of professional practice.
- Online Species Identification Resources. We have pulled together some of the many online ID resources and apps for you to help develop your skills.
- An ecology consultancy’s article: What are we looking for in a graduate ecologist
- Offseason Occupations (article) — how to boost your skills and employability in the winter months
- Plans for the summer? Build your practical ecology skills (article)
- CIEEM Skills Gap Project (article)
More job profiles and perspectives
- The next generation (webinar with perspectives from students and early career ecologists and environmental managers)
Careers Advice Resources
- Stress, Structure, Sanity and the Importance of a Little Self-Care
- Stress, Structure, Sanity and the Importance of a Little Self-Care #2
- An article on Advice for Students in environmental subjects
- Top tips on applying for a job in the environmental sector (CIEEM Student and Early Careers webinar)
- Downloadable resources from ‘Not Going to Uni‘: including a cover letter template and tips for interviews and LinkedIn profiles
- ‘Your membership journey‘ (CIEEM Student and Early Careers webinar)
- New Qualifying Grade: How can we help you get where you want to go? (article)
Profiles and perspectives
- Browse all of the job profiles submitted to Green Jobs for Nature
- Find job profiles of people working in environmental roles in offshore wind consulting – videos and further information
- NatureScot has short videos on ‘Working in Nature‘, with contributions from a Seawilder, Conservation Officer, Peatland Restorer and more