RMetS career resources for National Careers Week 2024

5 March 2024

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.

For this year’s National Careers Week (4-9 March), we have assembled a range of career resources to help you learn more about the exciting opportunities that a career in weather and climate science offers. 

Careers relating to climate change: Explore some of the many careers in climate change that you could do with qualifications in STEM subjects. If you want to work in an area where you can do something positive about climate change, but don’t know how, have a look at the work that these people do, why they think it’s important and the paths they took to the jobs that they now do. So you want to do something about climate change?

Careers in Meteorology booklet: If you are thinking about starting the journey towards gaining your professional qualifications in meteorology, then we are here to support you. Download the Careers in Meteorology booklet 

Schools booklet: Read more about Careers in Weather and Climate – for teachers, careers advisors and students making choices about GCSE, Further Education and Higher Education courses.

Work Experience: Find out about the opportunities for work experience in weather and climate.

RMetS Careers Day: Are you considering a career in weather, climate or climate change? Maybe you’re choosing which A Level/higher subjects to take, or starting to look at undergraduate courses, or maybe you’re already an undergraduate and wondering what to do next. 

In this free, online careers day organised by the Royal Meteorological Society, we asked people from UK universities, the Met Office and other employers of meteorologists to tell you a bit about their current work and how they got there, and we explore the best routes into meteorology. Watch RMetS Careers Day

Training Course: Come Rain or Shine: Understanding the Weather. Understand and explore the physical processes behind the weather in this course by RMetS and the University of Reading via Future Learn. 

PhD Opportunities: Information for those interested in starting a research career in weather and climate. View PhD opportunities

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

Professional Accreditation in Meteorology: The aim of accreditation is to provide professional qualifications in meteorology which satisfy clients, employers and the public at large that individuals have reached and continue to maintain a specified level of professional knowledge and experience. Find out more about professional accreditation

RMetS jobs board: Search the latest jobs in meteorology, including atmospheric, oceanographic and climate sciences: View the latest meteorology job opportunities

Special Interest Groups: The Society has several Special Interest Groups which organise meetings and other activities to enable the exchange of information and views within specific areas of meteorology: