Enforcement of law and waste regulations

In England the Environment Agency (or EA) enforce all waste regulations and make sure people are disposing of their waste correctly. They are an agency of the British government. They employ around 10,600 people throughout England in a variety of roles including:

  • scientists
  • geologists
  • engineers
  • project managers
  • planners
  • hydrologists
  • environment officers
  • graduates
  • nuclear assessors
  • policy advisors
  • enforcement officers
  • senior managers
  • support staff

Job skills required:

  • Different jobs will have different requirements
  • An ability to resolve disputes and solve problems  – EA staff are often frontline staff in the fight against pollution.
  • An ability to work as part of a team – good teamwork is needed to get the job done.
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations around waste – many of these positions require a degreeso University training may be needed.

Check out more on our careers page for more info on waste management roles Careers Advice – Zone (recycledevon.org)

Picture of dayglo jackets as worn by staff at the English Environment Agency