There are lots of exciting and rewarding careers in the land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector.

If you're at school you can begin by choosing relevant qualifications.

There are lots of qualifications you can do at school, college or university.

You could also earn while you learn in a job by doing a Modern Apprenticeship, gaining a nationally accredited qualification while you work.

If you're a teacher or parent, have a look at our poster for schools showing what happens in the land-based and aquaculture industries here. Contact us if you'd like to get a copy.

We've also run events in the North, West and East of Scotland with presentations on careers.

Our Industry Champions are some of Scotland's top land-based and aquaculture learners, and help promote careers by attending events with us. Find out more here


For people who are practical, hard-working and like the outdoors or have an interest in science and technology.


Ideal if you like working outdoors, developing new skills and keeping up with the latest science and technology.

Environmental Conservation

The environmental conservation industry is amongst the most diverse, dynamic and rewarding in Scotland.


Love horses and want a job where you could work with them every day? Choose a career in the equine industry!

Fisheries Management

Great choice if you enjoy working outdoors and have a passion for fishing.

Game and Wildlife

Like to use your initiative, take responsibility and work hard? Game and Wildlife is for you!


Be creative and get your hands dirty with a helping of science and technology if you work in horticulture.

Land-based Engineering

Problem-solving abilities and innovative solutions needed if you want to work with the latest technologies.

Trees and Timber

Like being outdoors using machinery and getting your hands dirty, or prefer science or research within a lab? Trees and timber is the career for you!

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Find out more about the huge range of great careers available in the land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation industries.