What employment sector do you work in?
How long have you had a green job for nature?
£25,001 – £30,000
Please describe the work that you do.
Primarily protected species surveys (bats/dormice) and bird surveys for commercial developments, but also for NGOs such as BTO, Wildlife Trusts. Also, for NRW at a local level.
Extended Phase 1 surveys
One Plant Developments
What do you most like about your job? Any dislikes?
Likes: Observing wildlife, designing mitigation, and the freedom and independence of self-employment.
What inspired you into this career?
Have you faced any challenges in progressing your career so far?
The development of my business in the way I would like has not been possible, due to the absence of an appropriate apprenticeship. It appears to me to be a massive step from being a sole trader to an employer, which feels too large to take without support. I believe the above would help ease me into this.
What education/training did you have?
BSc in Applied Ecology
What advice would you give to someone coming into the profession?
Get some functional field survey skills before you graduate.