28621 – Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship

Type: Apprentice
Region: South East

The Environment Agency is fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We don’t just talk about diversity; we seek it, embrace it and live it, for the benefit of our staff, our communities and our environment.?


We help people and wildlife adapt to climate change, work to reduce impacts of flooding, drought, rising sea levels and coastal erosion. We improve the quality of water, land and air by addressing pollution, working with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations.?

At the Environment Agency we aim to protect and improve the environment as a whole and promote sustainable development, contributing to the United Nations (17) Sustainable Development Goals?

If you’ve a passion for the environment, this Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship will develop skills and capabilities and equip you with experience/opportunities to make a real difference.??This is a fantastic opportunity for a person looking to build a career in protecting and improving the environment.????


One day a week will be at university rather than your place of employment. There will also be learning activities at your workplace and some working outdoors. The study aspect of the apprenticeship is day release one day a week and field trips. You must be willing to travel for study and also work from home to complete parts of this apprenticeship.? The programme leads?to a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Degree Apprenticeship) and Level 6 Environment Practitioner.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will 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 and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

As well as receiving coaching and mentoring from professional team members, you will work with and learn from experienced Environmental Practitioners.?


You’ll be active in different types of work and involved in the delivery of various projects, all of which will enhance your knowledge and skills.?


You will gain experience of?Environmental Practices, learn about various parts of our organisation, our great colleagues, obtain insight and knowledge to support your role and career.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria.?

You will have a genuine interest in science, be passionate about the environment and creating a better place for people and wildlife.? You will be flexible in your approach and have determination to make positive change happen.??


We want applicants who;?

– are responsible/organised?

– can manage competing work demands/responsibilities of university study??

– communicate well?

– work well in teams?

– achieve results?



Minimum entry qualifications are 96 UCAS points (CCC at A-level), with A-level/equivalent subject areas including, but not limited to, Geography, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology or other relevant disciplines. Minimum five GCSEs grades A to C. These must include GCSE Maths and English. BTEC/advanced Diploma/Access/Foundation qualifications considered where relevant.

No upper age limit.

Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Apprenticeships commence September 2024.

Applicants with environmental or science-based degrees (including physics/maths/geology/geography) will not be eligible.

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