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Downloads. What can I do with my degree in geology? As a geology graduate, your expertise in undertaking field and laboratory investigations combined with your teamworking, communication and analytical skills make you an attractive prospect for many employers... Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

To find out what jobs would suit you, log in to My Prospects. Work experience Fieldwork in both the UK and overseas is a key part of geology courses as it provides practical experience. Some graduates choose to enhance their qualifications and skills by doing paid or voluntary work on short-term environmental projects in the UK or abroad. Search for placements and find out more about work experience and internships. Typical employers Many geology graduates enter professions directly related to their degree. Other employers include: Career Paths: Earth and Environment.

While you are a student in the School of Earth and Environment, we will encourage you to reflect and engage on your longer-term career aspirations from the outset. To enhance student employability and facilitate success we provide: Dedicated career development modules Careers Centre Support with finding, securing and participating in 12-month industrial placementsThe opportunity to "drop-in" to see a member of the Careers Centre staff within the SchoolDirect entry onto our 1-year vocational MSc courses (if you achieve at least a 2:1 in your degree)Real world case studies to show the applied nature of the academic teaching A highly successful bespoke Earth and Environment Careers Fair External/Industry facing speakers on many modules School of Earth and Environment Facebook and Twitter pages with the latest information on careers, events and placement opportunitiesA range of Student Societies are available that will aid confidence, organisational and networking skills.

Placements. Relevant work or volunteering experience can help you decide where you want to be in future, and also shows potential employers that you are committed to a geoscience career. The Geological Society does not offer any work experience, but we do offer help and advice on placements and organised schemes. A number of universities offer industry placements in the 3rd year, or the chance to study the 3rd year abroad at an international university. Some industries offer summer internships, especially for students who have just completed their 2nd or 3rd years.

Places are usually quite competitive but it is a great way to become known to a particular company, and can lead to both valuable experience and even job offers. Internships are not restricted to industry only - many volcano observatories run volunteering programs for university students, and university staff may have grants which allow them to take on summer interns to help with projects and laboratory research.

Rock Cores, French Guiana. Careers in the Earth sciences. Introduction There is a wide range of career opportunities open to geology graduates, for example within the hydrocarbons, mining and quarrying and civil engineering industries; government and government supported scientific establishments, geological surveys, specialist geological consultants and research companies, and teaching. These industries are susceptible to economic fluctuations and employment opportunities can be variable. BGS case studies Our staff come from all sorts of interesting backgrounds and do a wide variety of jobs.

These case studies will give you an idea of the qualifications needed for jobs within the Earth sciences: Activities available within industry Most professional geologists spend at least part of their working career doing fieldwork, sometimes in remote areas in difficult conditions. Most oil firms have their own research labs which provide analytical services and theoretical analysis, for example to improve the ways of predicting where oil may be found. The Geological Society. Careers | Geologists. A typical geologist, or someone interested in geology as a career, will be interested in travel and working outdoors, have a passion for nature, and how things work, and are interested in the environment, and the issues facing it.

This is geology at its most basic, if you delve into the details and you’ll find an industry that deals with scientific study not just of the earth, but of its natural resources. The work of a geologist or geoscientist could involve office or lab based work, or research in the field, at locations across the globe. You could be drilling, completing seismic surveys, using satellite and aerial imaging tools, or taking electro-magnetic measurements. Different Fields Of Geology With geology being such a broad subject, it’s not surprising there are many sub sectors under its umbrella. If you become a geologist it’s likely you’ll specialise in a specific field of work, such as those outlined below: Hours and Salaries Entry Requirements Additional Information. Earthwork_leaflet.pdf. Geoscience Careers Brochure | American Geosciences Institute. AGI has developed a resource for students, teachers and faculty that explains the types of job opportunities for geoscientists.

The Careers that Change the World Brochure is colorful and informative, explaining what geoscientists do, where they're employed and how to start a career as a geoscientist. The geoscience major is highly interactive, interdisciplinary and rewarding. Geoscience integrates the diverse skills of all STEM fields and applies them directly to real world problems. Geoscience addresses critical issues such as energy, meteorology, water and mineral resources, stewardship of the environment, oceanography, reducing natural hazards for society, planetary science and more! Not only does this major allow students to work on many of society’s most important challenges, but it also unlocks lucrative and personally rewarding careers in industry, academia, research and government.

To view this brochure, click on the cover image below and "flip" through the pages. Bham Uni ethics talk 2011. The Geological Society. PlanIT Plus - Career Zone. This site uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. If you're not happy with this, we won't set these cookies.

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About this tool About Cookie Control. Geological Sciences | SUT | Society for Underwater Technology. Marine geological sciences include those activities involving in studying the earth beneath the seabed. Such activities include working on rock or sediment samples, or on physical measurements made by sensors near the sea surface or on or near the seabed.

The nature and origin of the seabed differs greatly between the shallow continental shelves and the deep ocean, which is mostly formed by seafloor spreading and modified by the processes and forces associated with volcanoes and earthquakes. The geological sciences are frequently used to study and solve real practical problems offshore. Examples include the movement of sediment and pollutants along coastlines and the construction of harbours; and further offshore, the routes of cables, pipelines or tunnels, and the siting of oil production platforms, and other fixed structures. Geological scientists are employed by the hydrocarbons industry to explore for oil and gas. For further information contact: DaviesCVAdvice. Overview of the engineering and manufacturing sector in the UK. Engineers are in demand and over the next few years there will be 1.86 million vacancies that require engineering skills What areas of engineering and manufacturing can I work in?

There are a range of industries to consider: aerospace; automation and robotics; automotive; biotechnology; chemical; civil engineering; electrical; electronics; food and drink; marine; medical and pharmaceutical; metals, minerals and materials; nuclear; oil and gas; space. There are opportunities for mechanical, electrical, electronic or chemical engineers within many of these industries. The food and drink industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, employing more than 400,000 workers. You could also look at the construction, IT, utilities and transport job sectors for further opportunities in engineering and manufacturing.

For examples of job roles in this sector, see graduate jobs in engineering and manufacturing. Who are the main graduate employers? Airbus; BAE Systems; Boeing; Thales Group. The Geological Society. Oil & Gas Industry | Job Resources & News | OilOnline.