Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Animal and plant resources

Animal and plant resources covers a wide range of careers within the following areas:

  • horticulture
  • forestry
  • fisheries
  • animal care

For information on veterinary work, visit our dedicated section.

Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Spotlight On: Animal Sciences

Alumna Katy Hogg is a regional technical account manager for Rentokil. 

Katy talks about her career path following her animal science degree and how she uses the skills she learned during her degree on a daily basis at work. She offers her advice to students considering their next steps.








Animal care


Resources covering all the above

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – supports research and training in this sector and provides funding
  • GreenJobs – a jobs board dedicated to vacancies in the green jobs sector
  • Naturenet careers and training in the countryside and conservation sector
  • Lantra – the Sector Skills Council for the Environmental and Landbased Sector - a list of roles A-Z and an interactive career path diagram. There is also a role finder tool to find a job match that is right for you. Information on apprenticeships, training and work experience available
  • Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) find out more about Defra
  • BASIS an independent standards setting and auditing organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries. Includes information on training courses
  • Specialist recruitment agencies often handle vacancies for employers in this sector and you may have to use them to identify relevant opportunities. During our work with students, we have found the following sample to be useful in the past: Christopher Murray Recruitment, Farmers Weekly, and Growing Careers. This list is not exhaustive and you can search for other agencies operating in this field by using the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) website



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