Fisheries Officer Graduate Training Scheme 2024

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DEADLINE 1st April 2024
United Kingdom

This role is part of the Environment and Science Graduate Training Scheme is a development programme  please read the linked pack below for more details.

In fisheries, you might get involved in:

  • Improving the environment for fish and fisheries
  • Policy development, data analysis, monitoring and assessment, management, fish health and disease, incident response, regulation and compliance
  • Working across Environment Agency teams, Defra and a host of partner organisations

This is an exciting opportunity to work across the breadth of our fisheries work. We’re keen that this opportunity allows the successful candidate to spend time working alongside different teams, all with a fish or fisheries focus in line with the competencies you will need to develop to become Chartered and to gain experience in specific areas of technical knowledge.

In this role you will

  • Be based in one of our national fisheries teams while having the opportunity to gain experience across all of our fisheries work and responsibilities.
  • Learn about fisheries regulation, compliance and enforcement
  • Understand how we help manage fisheries across England, including monitoring and assessment
  • Work with our partnerships team on how we fund fisheries work and how we invest income to deliver for fisheries
  • Discover what we do to assess and manage fish health

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do, you'll be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment. Full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The team 

Given the breadth of this role you will have the opportunity to be based in one or more teams. We expect you will spend most of your time with the national fisheries team who have team members based across the country. However, we can be reasonably flexible on location providing you can have regular contact with our fisheries teams.

Experience/skills required 

You will be someone with a genuine interest in the environment and be passionate about creating a better place for people and wildlife. Ideally you will have an interest in fisheries management, fish ecology or other aspects of our fisheries work. An ability to collate and analyse data and understanding of how to use information to drive outcomes would be beneficial.

To be eligible for this role you will need to meet ALL the following criteria:

Criteria 1

  • You are a UK, Commonwealth or EEA (European Economic Area) national
  • You have the right to work in the UK

Criteria 2

  • Must have a minimum of an honour's degree (or equivalent) in fish, fisheries, aquatic ecology or environmental science
  • Driving Licence

Contact and additional information 

The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

Everyone starting in a new role will be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support needed. As part of your comprehensive induction, you will be provided with all the equipment required for your role.

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and the opportunity to progress your career with us via professional training routes.

DEADLINE 1st April 2024