Finding a job



As a geology graduate, you could consider working within a range of different establishments and employers, so putting some thought into which areas you are particularly interested in, and the experience and skills required, will help you to target your job search. On this page you will find key resources to help you locate roles within this diverse field. 


Types of organisations to consider

  • Environmental consultancies
  • Oil, gas and petroleum companies
  • Civil engineering/construction organisations
  • Mining companies
  • Groundwater engineers


Useful websites to start your job search 

We recommend starting your search using our online job board MyCareer. Other popular websites to find graduate roles include:

There are also specialist sites that advertise roles in the geological sector:



Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment consultants work with individuals to help them find suitable work to match their skills. Agency Central is the UK's leading recruitment agency directory. An advanced search and filter system finds the agencies which match your needs.


Graduate Recruitment Consultancy

Are you looking for a role in Hampshire? Our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy can help!

If you're in the final year of your degree, you can register for support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy. They work with over 3,000 employers in the local area to place our students into fantastic graduate careers.

Learn more about the Graduate Recruitment Consultancy


Speculative applications

Speculative applications involve sending a CV and cover letter to an employer to ask if they have any vacancies, even if the company is not currently advertising for a role. They're a great way to access "hidden jobs" that go unadvertised.

Submitting a speculative application shows your interest in a specific company and your willingness to go above and beyond to develop your skills and understanding of the industry. 

Learn how to send a speculative application



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