Career Development Resources

2024 Careers Project

In 2024, the BES will be developing a careers advisors project, to expand the range of careers resources available to both students and careers advisors. We aim to create an easy-to-use Careers Advisors Pack by bringing together external resources and our own careers offerings. We seek to work with careers advisors on a series of workshops, trainings, and events, to determine how to best reach students with information on the wide range of green careers options available to them.

If you are interested in finding out more about this project, if you are a careers advisor in a university and would like to contribute to resource development and shaping the project, or if you would like your own resources to be included into the Careers Advisors Pack, please get in touch with Amy Padfield, Head of Professional Development.

Where Can Ecology Take You?

Developed in association with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, this leaflet provides an introduction to the breadth of careers available to aspiring ecologists.

You can download a digital copy of the leaflet.

Career resources


Our webinars offer free careers advice to ecologists at all career levels, drawing in people from across the world. They include short talks from a variety of speakers and an interactive Q&A session. The resources can be downloaded below and the webinars are available for viewing via the BES YouTube channel.

Guides to Better Science

All of our Guides can be viewed and downloaded here: Guides to Better Science

List of guides:

  • Data Management
  • Getting Published
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Peer Review
  • Promoting your research
  • Reproducible Code