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Who employs meteorologists?

The Public Sector

met office logoThe Met Office is the UK's National Meteorological Service (NMS) responsible for providing the UK's public weather service. It is the home of the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, one of ICAO's two World Area Forecast Centres (WAFC) and is also involved in other, broader meteorological research and in applied and operational meteorology. It is a large employer of meteorologists - watch this Youtube video about the work of one of the Met Office scientists.

navyThe Royal Navy’s Flag Officer Sea Training group (FOST HM) trains specialist Officers and Ratings of the Royal Navy for a career in meteorology or hydrography.  The training programme provides a thorough understanding of the complex physical environment in which the ships, aircraft, submarines and people of the Royal and Royal Marines operate, delivering internationally renowned training for RN personnel as well as students sponsored by foreign governments There are also a number of private sector weather service providers operating in the UK and Europe who employ meteorologists. These organisations offer a range of different and diverse opportunities, some of which include working overseas and in the media.

nerc logoOther Government Departments, agencies and public bodies employ meteorologists.  For example, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) employs meteorologists in its meteorological, oceanographic and hydrological institutes (such as the British Antarctic Survey, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and the Proudman Oceanographic Centre).  The NERC also has a number of Collaborative Research Centres.  

 

The Private Sector

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There are a number of private sector weather service providers operating in the UK and Europe who employ meteorologists.  These organisations offer a range of different and diverse opportunities, some of which include working overseas and in the media.   Here are some from our Corporate Members.  There are also a number of organisations supplying meteorological instruments who offer career opportunities.  Again here is a list from our Corporate Members.

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Service industries, such as those which supply gas, electricity, oil and water, and finance sectors employ meteorologists in limited numbers, as well as some instrument manufacturers and environmental consultancies. Some of these organisations are Corporate Members of the Society.

International Organizations

wmo The World Meteorological Organization ,

essp The Earth System Science Partnership ,

unep United Nations Environment Programme .

unep European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts .