Environment – Animals and Plants

Could a job that involves working with natural resources from our animals to our plants and trees be for you?

Organisations in Swindon and Wiltshire that could advertise for roles working with animals include visitor attractions like Longleat and Butterfly World and pet shops such as Pets Corner and Pets at Home. Horticulture roles could be advertised by plant nurseries, and garden centres such as Dobbies and Studley Grange. Other opportunities could be found in the agricultural sector where the proportion of businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire is almost double the national position (7% compared to 4%). Organisations that advertise grounds maintenance roles include Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and local sports clubs.
Fancy starting a career in agriculture or working with animals? This industry works with resources that are found or grow naturally; animals, plants & trees and food. It includes growing crops, raising and breeding animals, or harvesting timber, plants and livestock products from a farm or natural habitat. There are jobs at every level in agriculture and so many different careers working with animals. Working with animals can be a very competitive area to get into so it will be helpful if you can gain volunteering or work experience in this area.
Communication skills, management and planning are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need the ability to work well with others, physical fitness and endurance, the ability to work on your own, physical skills like movement, coordination and dexterity, persistence, determination and the ability to work well with your hands.

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