Vocational Routes

You may think that you need a degree to get into the environmental sector. You don’t. Although it’s the typical course, it’s by no means compulsory, with vocational routes such as apprenticeships, NVQs, internships and on-the-job learning becoming increasingly common.

Initially, these roles are often voluntary or low-paid but are an excellent option if you want to avoid the high course fees and student debt that come with attending university. Such routes usually have a much more practical focus, with on-the-job training rather than classroom-based learning.

Please view our Apprenticeships page for further information on the apprenticeships that are available.