Infrastructure and housing projects driving environmental sector growth

The demand for highly skilled specialists in the environmental sector is growing, with new infrastructure projects and a rise in housebuilding largely responsible, according to a study.

Market intelligence experts Environment Analyst and recruitment firm Allen and York analysed around 1,700 responses to a survey of environment professionals and records for 1,200 UK positions available through the jobs consultancy.

The majority of survey respondents who worked in environmental and sustainability consultancies (52%) said specialist staff numbers were rising, compared with 35% of those working in the corporate or industrial fields, and 7% of those working for government bodies.

Respondents working for consultancies were also positive about the future, with 57% forecasting ...

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