This is a broad job sector including everything from farming and fishing through to gardening and botany. You could also be a conservationist or a park ranger. A lot of these jobs are very hands on and require working outside while others are laboratory based.
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Requiring Level 3 qualificationsAgricultural inspector
Agricultural inspectors are responsible for the standards and regulations in farming.Countryside ranger
Countryside rangers look after areas of the countryside, like woods and National Parks.
Entry with level 2 qualificationsAnimal technician
Animal technicians are responsible for the day-to-day needs of laboratory animals.RSPCA inspector
RSPCA inspectors investigate and help prevent cruelty to animals.
Requiring a degree/Level 4-6 qualificationArboricultural officer
Arboricultural officers maintain and manage trees for local councils or arboricultural contractors.Botanist
Botanists study all forms of plant life and have many different job roles in lots of areas.Landscape architect
Landscape architects plan, design, create and manage the landscapes we live and work in.
Arboricultural officers manage and maintain trees for local councils and arboricultural contractors.
Beekeepers manage colonies of honey bees.
Dog groomers keep dogs’ fur coats in good condition.
Ecologists look at relationships in the natural world.
Advise on sustainability, waste management, recycling, flood risk and the effects of climate change.
Environmental consultants advise on sustainability
Farm managers deal with the day-to-day running of a farm.
Farm workers do practical and manual work on a farm with animals, crops, or both.
Farriers prepare and treat horses' feet, so they can make and fit horseshoes.
Fish farmers work as part of a small team, breeding, rearing and harvesting fish and shellfish.
Florists design and create flower and plant arrangements, bouquets, and wreaths.
Forestry workers manage trees, plants and the environment in forests and woodland.
Gamekeepers make sure there's enough game and birds for clients to shoot on land managed for this.
Gardeners design, manage, plant, and tend gardens.
A groundsperson look after sports grounds.
Horse riding instructors teach people to ride horses and improve their riding technique.
Valuers and auctioneers give professional advice to those who buy,sell and rent land and property.
Veterinary nurses help look after sick animals.
Veterinary surgeons look after sick and injured animals.
Zookeepers look after animals in zoos, safari parks, aquariums and sometimes in the wild.