Bournemouth University

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Environmental sector employment is booming

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Environment Figures suggest further growth in this sector

There has never been a better time to plan a career within the environmental sector if recent reports are anything to go by. Data currently being displayed on the ENDSdirectory website shows that this sector continues to expand. This is largely due to additional regulations and an expansion of corporate risk and reputation management.

The report featured on the ENDSdirectoty website looks at results drawn from their annual salary and careers survey. It suggests that the UK environmental services industry boasts an annual turnover in excess of £25 billion according to government statistics for 2004. What's more, it reveals that approximately 400,000 people are now employed within the environmental sector. It is also said that this also supports 17,000 related companies.

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