What employment sector do you work in?

Private Sector

How long have you had a green job for nature?

>20 Years

Salary Range

£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?

Happy coincidences 

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. 

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