Environmental & Sustainability Careers

“An understanding of the natural world and what is in it is a source of not only great curiosity but also great fulfilment.”

David Attenborough

Whether you’re starting out in your career or looking to move into a different industry, environmental and sustainability roles are a fantastic option for people looking to make a difference in the food industry.

There is huge variation to be found within the roles that are currently available, which is only set to expand as companies increase their focus on the area. More and more companies are committing themselves to becoming environmentally sound, and creative and motivated new starters are essential to their success in this field. Read on to find out what options are out there.


Did you know

Global food systems include the entire process of growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, consuming and disposing of food. They account for over one third of greenhouse gases, occupy half of the world’s habitable land, account for 70% of our fresh water consumption and are the single biggest cause of biodiversity loss.

Is a Biochemistry degree your starting point?

A Biochemistry degree is a natural starting block for an environmental or sustainability role. After completing the course, there are certain skills it is good to gain experience in, or highlight in job applications

Skills you have that companies look for:
  • Research skills, an investigative mind
  • Laboratory skills
  • Problem solving and creative thinking
  • Scientific, ethical and philosophical perspective
  • Good with numbers/statistics
  • Project management and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team and work independently

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