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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.

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.

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Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.

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How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.

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Live opportunities

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.

  • Closing Date: 27-Feb-2024Location: England – East Midlands.Office base: Cedar Barn, White Lodge, Walgrave, Northants, NN6 9PYSalary: Starting from £28k – £35k (full time equivalent)Soiltechnics are pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join one of the leading companies specialising in ground-related risk management and building fabric […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 27-Jun-2025Location: England – North West.The West Lancashire Light Railway is a heritage steam railway at Hesketh Bank. We operate a steam service for the public every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter to the end of October. Roles at the Railway include restoring, operating and maintaining heritage locomotives, rolling […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – Greater London.A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.  Join our Future Energy Systems Industrial Placement and you can make an immediate impact, powering the nation today, whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.  “EDF R&D is the […]
  • Closing Date: 27-Feb-2024Location: England – North West.HR Shared Service Assistant (Recruitment)People Services Contact CentreRose Hill HQGrade C (£24,921 – £27,351)Full Time – 36.5 HoursFixed Term Contract – 12 Months Merseyside Police is a dynamic, challenging, rewarding place to work we take pride in everything we do.  The best-performing urban Force as graded by […]
  • Closing Date: 20-Feb-2024Location: England – East.,England – North East.,England – North West.,England – South East.,England – South West.,Scotland.A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.  Join our Science and Engineering Industrial Placement and you can make an immediate impact, powering the nation today, whilst helping to […]
  • Closing Date: 27-Feb-2024Location: England – North West.HR Clerical OfficerPeople Services Contact CentreRose Hill HQGrade AA – £22,671Full Time – 36.5 HoursFixed Term Contract – 12 Months Merseyside Police is a dynamic, challenging, rewarding place to work we take pride in everything we do.  The best-performing urban Force as graded by HMICFRS to […]
  • Closing Date: 04-Mar-2024Location: England – South West.About the programme Electrical and Electronic Engineering is at the core of our design and integration projects at Babcock. From fitting-out advanced warship systems, designing the next generation of nuclear power plants or providing a safe, reliable and efficient rail network, we provide our customers with […]
  • Closing Date: 04-Mar-2024Location: England – South West.About the programme  Mechanical Engineering is not one area, but many. Over the course of two to four years, you’ll get to experience the breadth of our work. You might be tackling submarine design projects or warship refits. Equally, you might be working on complex marine […]
  • Closing Date: 26-Feb-2024Location: England – Greater London.The College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) works with mental health services to assess and improve the quality of care they provide. We work with more than 90% of mental health service providers in the UK and focus on four key areas: quality networks, accreditation, national […]
  • Closing Date: 25-Feb-2024Location: England – East Midlands.,England – East.,England – Greater London.,England – North West.,England – South East.,England – South West.,England – West Midlands.,England – Yorkshire and the Humber.The NHS Procurement Graduate Training Scheme has been designed for ambitious graduates who want to develop a career within procurement and the NHS. The […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – Greater London.Redefine the boundaries of ambition This is our purpose. This is our promise. This is our legacy. At Mace, we’re global experts in shaping the built environment – helping to lead the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world. From consultancy to construction, we […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – East.At Mace, we’re global experts in shaping the built environment – helping to lead the way to a more connected, resilient and sustainable world. From development and consultancy, to construction and operations, we connect expertise across the entire property lifecycle to help our clients, people, communities and […]
  • Closing Date: 01-Mar-2024Location: England – Greater London. You will join as part of the Investment20/20 programme. Job description BIGTXN delivers the world’s best securities data to financial services institutions, so that staying compliant becomes seamless, not an awkward chore. Securities data is the key to responsible, ethical, and compliant investing. We ensure […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – West Midlands. The Vacancy RSK ADAS Ltd, a part of the RSK Group Ltd, is looking to recruit a Field Research Scientist to work on a full time, permanent basis. This mixed practical hands-on role, working both outside and in the office, will be based out of our Rosemaund office in Herefordshire.  Working within the ADAS Sustainable Agricultural Systems […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – East. The Vacancy RSK ADAS Ltd, a part of the RSK Group Ltd, is looking to recruit a Field Research Scientist to work on a full time, permanent basis. This mixed practical hands-on role, working both outside and in the office, will be based out of our Boxworth office in Cambridge.  Working within the ADAS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Business, […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: Unknown The Vacancy RSK ADAS Ltd, a part of the RSK Group Ltd, is looking to recruit a Field Research Scientist to work on a fixed term basis (5-6 months). This mixed practical hands-on role, working both outside and in the office, will be based out of multiple locations,  Rosemaund office in Herefordshire, ADAS Boxworth, Cambridgeshire, ADAS High Mowthorpe, North Yorkshire and ADAS […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – Yorkshire and the Humber. The Vacancy ADAS, a member of RSK Group Ltd are looking to recruit a Field Research Scientist to work on a full time, permanent basis. This predominantly practical, hands-on role will be based out of our High Mowthorpe Office, Near Malton, North Yorkshire. ADAS is the UK’s largest provider of research […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – East Midlands. The Vacancy RSK Geosciences an RSK Group company are recruiting for a Graduate Engineering Geologist to join the team based in Derby, UK. This is a full-time, permanent position. Hybrid opportunities available – partial home or / and office but primarily will be site based supervisory role on large earthworks and remediation construction schemes. The […]
  • Closing Date: 29-Feb-2024Location: England – South West. The Vacancy RSK Geosciences an RSK Group company are recruiting for a Graduate Sustainability Consultant to join the team based in Bristol, UK. This is a full-time, permanent position. The Geosciences team delivers consultancy and design services to a wide range of external clients including engineers, house-builders, oil companies and local authorities. RSK […]
  • Closing Date: 25-Feb-2024Location: England – North West.An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a small friendly team providing professional support to the Council's decision-making processes and Local Councillors, in a varied and interesting role. We are seeking a highly motivated and professional person with strong inter-personal skills to support the Council's decision-making […]

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