Meteorologists work in a variety of roles connected with weather and climate. There are a wide range of career opportunities in organisations ranging from insurance companies in the City to research stations in the Antarctic, and from television to Government.

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Work Experience

Find out about opportunities for young people to explore careers and courses in meteorology.


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PhD Opportunities

Information for those interested in starting a research career in weather and climate.


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Support for Early Careers

Learn about our mentoring scheme and the range of grants and bursaries available to support members early in their careers.


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Vocational Qualifications

More information about vocational qualifications in observing, forecasting and broadcasting.


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Dr Helen Johnson

Dr Helen Johnson

It was the Force 8 gale I experienced while sailing across the North Sea as a trainee on the tall ship Sir Winston Churchill that finally inspired me to study meteorology! My degree provided a solid grounding in basic physics as well as the workings of weather and climate – I loved the theoretical as well as the practical sides of it.

Andy Challinor

Prof Andy Challinor

I wanted to put my physics degree to a practical use. My research brings together meteorology, agriculture and socio-economics to try to help improve global food security.


Ben Suter

I write, monitor and amend forecasts for aviation, commercial and infrastructure industries in Darwin, Australia where I will also be more heavily involved in things like cyclone warnings and volcanic ash advisories.

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