Environmental Engineering in the UK

Hi, I have recently graduated from university with a masters in environmental engineering in the UK. Do you know of any ways to follow this into a career as an environmental engineering in the UK as it seems to be much easier to become a professional environmental engineer in the USA?
posted by Karen, London on August 7, 2013

Answer by Egirl Team

Finding that first job can be intimidating depending on your experiences while in school.  Ideally you would have had an internship or summer position while studying that could have generated some ideas and job leads while you finished your degree.  If you don't have that I would suggest that you talk to the professors that you worked with in school.  Many of them may have connections that could help you, and networking is a skill you will need to develop for the rest of your career.  Begin telling everyone you know that you are looking for a career in environmental engineering and search job boards online that may have listings you would qualify for.  If you can make connections with some of the people that work in the companies that interest you it could help you land the right position.  Keep in mind that you don't have to get the perfect job right away.  Just make sure there is a clearly defined path for how you can move from what you start with into what you ultimately want to be working on.  Good luck.