Environmental engineers focus on protecting the environment by reducing waste and pollution.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
A degree (or HNC in Wales) is the minimum entry qualification to become an environmental engineer.
The degree should be in a relevant subject such as environmental engineering, civil engineering, marine engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or process engineering.
Candidates with MEng degrees are usually preferred. However, if you have a BEng degree, you may be required to obtain a relevant postgraduate degreee.
Most employers in this field offer structured graduate development programmes, which culminate in achieving chartered engineer status.
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