Just like the environment, our organisation is extremely diverse and our staff come from all walks of life.
We employ around 12,000 people throughout England in a huge variety of roles including but not limited to:
- Project Managers
- Environment Officers
- Nuclear Assessors
- Policy Advisors
- Enforcement Officers
- Senior Managers
- a wide range of support staff
We strongly believe in fully supporting our staff by offering a safe and progressive environment to help develop their career.
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Salary and benefits
We offer a very attractive and competitive benefits package, with a big emphasis on family-friendly policies and work-life balance. The benefits of working with us include:
- competitive salaries
- final salary pension scheme
- generous holiday contribution
- flexible working
- generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme
- leave for examinations, approved studies, public duties, special/reserve forces, environmental work, trade union representatives and health and safety representatives
- occupational health benefits, including counselling and advisory service, eye care service and access to Care First advisory service
- option of interest free loans for season tickets and/or bicycles and safety equipment
- childcare vouchers scheme and discount on selected childcare products and nurseries
- subsidised sports and social clubs
- many other rewards to support employee wellbeing including shopping, leisure, fitness, finance and travel benefits and discounts
Learning and development
We have over 320 varied learning programmes for staff development. Our skills programmes include highly specialised technical training, leadership programmes and project management which are taught across a range of different media including classroom based, e-learning and distance learning. We're also increasingly enabling people to learn on-the-job and under the guidance of a mentor. We strongly value professional development and work closely with external bodies such as professional institutes, consultancies, and universities.
A culture of fairness, mutual respect and equal opportunity are real in everything we do and we aim to help you balance work, life and family commitments. Find out more about Equality and Diversity at the Environment Agency.
Entry level programmes
We offer a variety of entry level schemes, including a graduate programme, foundation degree, apprenticeships, placements and work experience.
Civil Engineering graduate programme
We’re looking for graduates with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent) to join our Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Engineering Graduate Programme. Your degree must be accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators or experience by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as satisfying the requirements of becoming a Chartered Engineer.
The programme takes three to four years to complete. We’ll provide training for you under agreement with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).You’ll focus on four core areas: Technical, Commercial, Professional and Management Skills. You’ll be supported by your team leader, a supervising civil engineer who'll oversee your work and a delegated engineer who'll help you on a day-to-day basis.
Once you have the full range of skills, attributes and capabilities you’ll take your chartered professional review. If you pass, you'll be a Flood and Coastal Risk Engineer with CEng status.
If you’ve already graduated or are due to graduate in 2014 and you're interested in joining future programmes, please search for engineering jobs and sign up for email alerts.
River and Coastal Engineering Foundation Degree
Our foundation degree could be the start of your exciting career in flood and coastal erosion risk management. Our two-year course offers a unique opportunity of work-based learning with full-time university study. At the end of the course you will have a Foundation Degree in River and Coastal Engineering.
We’ll pay you up to £15,000 during your work placement (maximum of £3,000 during your first year). This is free from tax and National Insurance contributions. We’ll also pay your tuition fees and textbooks in both years, and your accommodation during your study weeks in the second year. Your first year will be spent in full-time study, and your second at an Environment Agency or Local Authority office.
The University of the West of England (UWE) is responsible for the entire application process. You can find out the course details, including entry requirements, download a candidate pack and apply for the foundation degree programme on the UWE website.
You cannot submit your application on our online recruitment system. Contact UWE directly if you have any questions about the programme or if there is a technical fault with the application form.
The 2014 campaign is now live.
The Finance Apprenticeship combines training in the workplace with studying towards the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting.
This qualification can set you on a path to becoming a fully qualified professional accountant. The qualification will also be recognised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and The Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountants (CIPFA).
Your study course will be provided and supported by one of the leading financial training organisations. Salary, tuition and course fees will be provided by the EA. We’ll make sure you have all the equipment you need and give you either day release or study days.
Our finance department is one of the most highly regarded accounting teams within the public sector, supporting over £1 billion of investment in the environment every year. It has won several awards and is recognised as an accredited financial training organisation by all of the UK professional accountancy bodies.
If you're interested in joining future programmes, please search for finance jobs and sign up for email alerts.
This year-long placement is for students who are in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree programme, which includes content on Remote Sensing and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and are committed to a career in Geomatics and/or the environmental sector.
Your placement year will be spent with our small team in our Bath office where you’ll be supported by your team leader, a geomatics expert, and an independent mentor. You’ll gain valid and relevant exposure to a wide range of geomatics activities, whilst supporting the delivery and analysis of high quality GIS ready products. We offer a competitive package with a range of benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment.
You must gain approval from your university before you apply for this placement. If you have any questions or if you would like to register your interest (state the year you would like to start your work placement) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We don’t accept CVs, only on-line application forms will be accepted. You must be currently studying at university in your penultimate year.