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Finding jobs

The following job search tools are grouped by geographical employment sectors.

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Teaching geography

  • If you are considering a career in teaching geography, you might be eligible to apply for our Geography Teacher Training Scholarship programme, offered in conjunction with the Department for Education. These prestigious scholarships provide £27,500 tax-free funding plus additional benefits for geographers starting their teacher training in the autumn of 2017.

Environment and Sustainability

  • Acre - comprehensive range of jobs in the energy, environment and sustainability sector, mostly in the UK and Europe
  • Conservation Jobs - for conservation careers in the UK and worldwide
  • Countryside Jobs - UK-based positions in countryside management and conservation
  • ENDS job search - jobs in environmental, ecology, conservation, wind energy and sustainability, mainly in the UK 
  • Environment Job - a range of environmentally related vacancies in the UK and abroad
  • Env.Careers - advice on building an environmental career as well as global job listings
  • Green Jobs - a listing of ‘green jobs’ in the UK ranging from environmental consultants to natural resource management, including specific sites for Renewable Energy Jobs, Solar Jobs, Water Jobs and Wind Jobs
  • Green Jobs Online - a broad variety of jobs related to sustainability and the natural environment in the UK
  • Guardian Jobs - Environment - a selection of environmentally related positions in the UK
  • Lantra - land-based and environmental sector opportunities in the UK
  • StopDodo - a wide range of 'green jobs' in the UK and abroad

Geographical Techniques, Physical Systems and Settlement

  • Demographics User Group - positions involving the use of demographic data
  • Earthworks Jobs - mainly physical geography and geomorphology jobs across sectors, in the UK and abroad
  • Geography Jobs - a wide range of geography-related vacancies in UK ranging from GIS, transport, regeneration and town-planning
  • GIS Jobs - a variety of GIS jobs in different sectors, mostly in the UK
  • Planning Jobs - positions in town planning throughout the UK
  • Transport Planning Society - vacancies in transport including planning, modelling and management, mainly in the UK

Development, Global Issues, Society and Business

  • Association of American Geographers - mostly academic positions in the USA, with some jobs based elsewhere and in other sectors
  • Civil Service - jobs at governmental organisations or departments such as the Department for International Development, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Discover Risk - information about careers in the risk and insurance industry, plus jobs, graduate and apprenticeship schemes based in the UK
  • The HR Jobsite - wide range of jobs in Human Resources in the UK
  • Insurance Jobs Board - positions including risk and catastrophe modelling and analysis in the UK insurance industry
  • Jobs.ac.uk - jobs in academic, science, research and administrative employment in the UK and abroad
  • Marketing Week - sales and marketing jobs in the UK
  • TES Connect - teaching positions in geography in the UK and abroad (also find out more about the opportunities and routes into teaching (PDF)) 
  • UKCDS - a selection of the latest science-related international development jobs, including research, policy and programme vacancies in the UK and around the world
  • United Nations - international positions at the UN, including internships and volunteering opportunities  

General

The following websites may be helpful to search the wider job market, where your transferable geographical skills can be applied.

  • Adzuna - a comprehensive list of vacancies in the UK including jobs from many of the sources listed above
  • Graduate Recruitment Bureau - advice, student and graduate jobs and internships in the UK
  • Indeed - links to extensive list of jobs in the UK
  • Research Job Finder - jobs in various different aspects of research in the UK and abroad
  • Save the Graduate - graduate jobs collated from other job sites 
  • Target Jobs - lists a wide variety of jobs covering all areas - use the search tool to narrow your job hunt to an area which interests you
  • AdView - a UK-wide job search site, providing users with the most current job vacancies with 100,000+ new vacancies added weekly

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