Discover – What can I do with my degree?
Geography and geology graduates have a variety of careers available to them, including sustainability and the environment, consultancy, heritage, civil service, teaching, town and country planning, transport planning, waste and recycling, exploration and surveying and engineering to name a few. Geoscientists can make a difference to our world and will be crucial in meeting society’s future challenges, be that through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement to avoid dangerous climate change, or through other important policies to protect the environment and ensure the availability of vital resources for all. You can find out how you can make your contribution by taking a look at the Geoscience for the Future resource produced by the Geological Society.
Remember, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?
Develop – Developing skills and experience
If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work or undertaking a placement to increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try-out career paths to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you.
Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study
When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at an earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.
Geo relatedRoyal Geographical Society The Geological Society EAUC – A Green Careers guide Countryside Jobs ENDS Report Green Jobs Environmental Jobs Water Jobs The Environment Agency Gradcracker
Central governmentCivil Service Careers Civil Service Fast Stream HM Treasury National Graduate Development Programme
Other graduate jobs and schemesNHS Graduate Management Training Scheme Bright Network Jobs.ac.uk CharityJob
Complete this short online pathway to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results. Then search and apply for all opportunities on our vacancy portal or placements on InPlace.Online learning pathway – Job Searching Find opportunities on our vacancy portal Search and apply for FAS placements on InPlace
Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.CV and application advice Online learning – Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet
Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.Interview advice Online learning pathway – interviews and assessments
Practice using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser.Practice online tests at Graduates First Practice interviews at Shortlist Me Book a mock interview
How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.Our top tips and advice Online learning pathway – Postgraduate study
Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to Geography and Geology students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.