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Become a Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers create solutions that help protect, restore and preserve the planet. Within construction they are responsible for controlling environmental hazards, flood risk and managing pollutants that would harm the natural environment.

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Environmental Engineer

“As an environmental engineer, I can work anywhere in the world and no two days are the same… and I get to work in the sunshine!”

Meet an Environmental Engineer

James works as a Geo-environmental Engineer in our Leeds office. He graduated in 2019 from the University of Liverpool with a BSc (hons) and completed a masters degree in Engineering Geology at the University of Leeds.

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James Thananchanai Elliott

Pathways to becoming an Environmental Engineer

Route 1: Apprenticeships

You can apply to Curtins for an Apprenticeship which will offer you practical, work-based learning, recognised qualifications and a weekly training wage from the age of 16.

Route 2: University Degree

Engineering and transport planning degrees normally require an A-level or equivalent in maths, combined with other subjects depending on the discipline:

Maths + Physics / Chemistry / Geography / Economics.

Design & Technology and Computer Science are also useful.

You’ll also need five GCSEs grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English and Science.

More information is available on the Prospects website.

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