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10 reasons you should work at the Environment Agency

Category: Environment Agency

The Environment Agency protects water quality, regulates angling, manages the navigation of waterways, such as the River Thames, and provides sustainable land management. It also protects businesses from environmental risks and supports business compliance with regulations. The Agency works with government, local councils, businesses, civil society groups and communities. Its remit is to make the environment a better place for people and wildlife.

Here are 10 great reasons to build your career with the Environment Agency:

  • Careers for all levels of experience

People often see government agencies as places for jobseekers with high levels of experience. The Environment Agency employs everyone from graduates to apprentices to internationally renowned experts.

  • Generous family leave

The Environment Agency offers enhanced levels of leave for maternity, paternity and adoption. With ample leave, you can promote family bonding in the crucial first months of a child's life.

  • An eco-friendly commute

A bicycle is a budget-conscious, healthy way to commute that's easy on the planet. The Environment Agency can arrange an interest-free loan for your next bicycle.

  • A big, varied workforce

With over 10,000 employees, the Environment Agency has a place for everyone from lawyers to flooding experts. With so many employees, there's a big chance that you can find your niche and the team of your dreams.

  • Pride at work

The LGBT+ Network at the Environment Agency supports employees of all gender identities and sexual orientations. It recently showcased good practice at a Senior Champions Seminar for LGBT+ networks in public sector organisations.

  • Work and learn

The Environment Agency offers a number of work-based learning programmes. The Flood and Coastal Engineering Foundation Degree is provided in partnership with Brunel University London and HR Wallingford and pays your tuition as you learn how to protect our vital coastlines. To find out more about this opportunity please email FaCE@environment-agency.gov.uk . There are also bachelor top-ups, master's and graduate programmes available, plus a range of ‘in-role’ apprenticeship programmes available to employees.

  • Serious inclusion

The Environment Agency takes diversity and inclusion seriously. The Agency hosts networks for people with disabilities, black and minority ethnic employees, people with mental health conditions, and many more.

  • Lock volunteers

Are you interested in canals, waterways and transport? The Environment Agency is looking for volunteers to serve as assistant lock keepers on the River Thames. This important work keeps lock on our waterways working. Volunteers help boats through locks and offer information and advice to river users.

  • Climate resilience

The Environment Agency works to ensure that people, properties and businesses are resilient to the risks of flooding and erosion. The Agency also works to protect land, water and biodiversity, for a green and healthy natural world for everyone.

  • Flexible working

We all have complex lives. The Environment Agency offers flexible working and career breaks, so that jobseekers from all kinds of backgrounds and circumstances are able to do their part.

Are you ready to kick-start your career with the Environment Agency? Search available roles today.

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