Green – Environment and Agriculture

Could a job that involves working with natural resources from our animals to our plants and trees be for you?

Want to play your part in fixing the climate crisis and solving food and energy supply challenges? There is a green job for you in Dorset, where the year-on-year rise in vacancies is expected to continue in the future while across the UK, 440,000 new green jobs will be created by 2030 to achieve the Net Zero targets. Dorset is an exemplar of sustainable coastal living, where new ways of living and working are tackling climate change head-on. Part of the South West – the region producing more food than Scotland – and housing the largest farm area in England with over 25,000 commercial farm holdings, Dorset also has agriculture at its heart. The sector’s ‘agri-tech’ innovations will grow productivity with a shift towards ‘clean growth’ and environmental preservation. Dorset’s sustainable aquaculture is a high potential opportunity likely to create apprenticeships, jobs and growth. Dorset is also home to Kingston Maurward – one of the few independent institutions nationally specialising in agricultural development, life sciences and environmental sustainability, land management and rural business, set within 750 acres of gardens and practical teaching facilities in the heart of Dorset. The top employers in Dorset advertising green vacancies include the Environmental Agency, National Trust, Draken, NHS, South-West Water, BAE systems, Siemens, Curtis Wright, Bournemouth University and many more.
Almost half of Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the region is home to important sites for wildlife, and our natural environment underpins much of the local economy as well as the wellbeing of our residents and millions of visitors. Apart from offering rewarding careers, green jobs also offer competitive salaries, topping the average wage in Dorset by 23%.
Communication skills, management and planning are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need the ability to work well with others, physical fitness and endurance, the ability to work on your own, physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity, persistence, determination and the ability to work well with your hands.

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