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This Welsh University has been named ‘Best Place To Study’ for one of the UK’s TOP 3 environmental jobs!

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A recent study has revealed Bangor University in Wales, as the best place to study, for the 3rd best environmental job role in the UK – Arboriculturist.

Carried out by Sustainable online platform, Bower Collective, the study factors in average salary, market growth trends, demand and minimum education requirements, ranking 44 of the topmost advertised environmental job roles across 11 different sectors.

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Following on from this, the study also suggests the UK’s top university offering the best and most relevant degree for each role.

Top findings include:

  • The role of ‘Arboriculturist’ has ranked as the UK’s 3rd best environmental job, thanks to its high ranking where salary prospects are concerned, with those in the position expecting to rake in an average of £41,268 a year (9th best-paid role overall)
  • The role has also seen a strong 5-year market growth (+224%) and entry requirements are not as strict, with most vacancies just requiring a diploma/certification rather than a degree.
  • Bangor University is also revealed to be the ‘Best Place To Study’ if you’re considering a career as a ‘Forest/Woodland Manager’, another one of the UK’s top environmental jobs.
  • Overall, the demand to fill environmental job roles has increased by 91% in the UK, compared to 5 years ago (2016). The average salary within the sector is also 12% above the national average, at £35,267

The UK government recently announced their plan to quadruple the number of ‘Green’ jobs by 2030. With the aim of steering those considering a job in this field, Bower Collective have conducted a study analysing the topmost advertised ‘environmental’ job roles across 11 sectors. The ‘sustainable living’ experts have also created a tool, which enables those contemplating a career in the field to see a complete ranking of prospective job roles based on their preferred combination of relevant factors.

Bangor University in Wales has been named the best place to study to prepare for one of the UK’s top environmental jobs – Arboriculturist. The role of ‘Arboriculturist’ has ranked as the UK’s 3rd best environmental job, thanks to its high ranking where salary prospects are concerned, with those in the position expecting to rake in an average of £41,268 a year (9th best paid role overall). The role has also seen a strong 5-year market growth (+224%) and entry requirements are not as strict, with most vacancies just requiring a diploma/certification rather than a degree.

Bangor University is also revealed to be the ‘Best Place To Study’ if you’re considering a career as a ‘Forest/Woodland Manager’, another one of the UK’s top environmental jobs. Ranking 34th overall, the role of ‘Forest/Woodland Manager’, has had a bigger hike in demand over the last five year (+257% compared to 2016), however average salaries are lower and the recruitment process is currently very competitive. 

Job RoleOverall Job Role RankingSectorAvg. SalaryMarket Growth RateNo. of VacanciesBest Place To Study
Arboriculturist3Forestry & Horticulture41,268224%High In VolumeBangor University
Forest/ Woodland Manager34Forestry & Horticulture26,466257%Very competitiveBangor University

The top 10 green jobs and the best place to study:

  1. Sustainability Consultant:  University of St Andrews
  2. Renewable Energy Engineer: Durham University
  3. Arboriculturist: Bangor University
  4. Land Manager: Royal Agricultural University
  5. Environmental Policy Advisor: LSE 
  6. Climate Change Officer: University of Oxford
  7. Research Scientist /Analyst: University of Liverpool
  8. Farm Manager: Newcastle University
  9. Fisheries Officer/Technician: University of Greenwich
  10. Environmental Engineer: University of Bath

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