If you like spending time in nature and looking after living things then this could be the industry pathway for you.
You could work outdoors, in some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. You may work alone, sometimes in isolated places, or with a like-minded team. There are a huge variety of jobs in this environmentally-friendly sector, with a diverse range of experiences and opportunities to be had.
This sector includes agriculture, horticulture, dairy manufacture, forestry, mining, the seafood industry, landscaping, equine industries and animal care.
Here's just a small selection of the type of work you could do and the roles you could end up in:
- analysing hydrology data
- caring for and rearing animals, fruit and vegetable production, dairy farming
- seed technologist, landscaper, looking after or measuring trees
- machines and equipment operator or servicer, heavy vehicle driver, supervising factory operations
- processing food or seafood, supply chain logistics
- providing policy advice to government, research worker or scientist
- aquaculture diver, marine farm worker, deckhand, vessel manager or marine engineer.
Where might you end up?
There are a huge variety of roles in this industry from working on the land to working in an office, working alone or as part of a team. If you’re not working directly on the land you may be a visiting advisor to a part of the industry, such as arboriculture. Or maybe you are an accountant, mechanic or vet.
Further from the farm, you could be in a processing plant, working with high-tech equipment to turn primary produce into value-added goods for sale and export.
You might work in a big city office, organising shipping, or developing government policy. If you’re into science and technology, you’re valued in this sector, whether you’re analysing data or contributing to the next world-leading agricultural breakthrough.