- Application deadline: Remaining vacancies will be closed by the end of August 2009. See here for more deails.
- Starting salaries: £21k
- Regions: Nationwide
- Industries: Science and Technology
- Website: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: 0870 900 0100 or 01392 885680
What is the Met Office?
The Met Office is a government organisation, that works in tandom with the Ministry of defence and acts as the UK's National Weather Service. As well as providing the weather forecasts we see on a daily basis on the news, the Met Office works to help understanding of climate change, research weather sciences, provide outlooks for official sporting events and aids the armed forces and transport services.
What roles are available at the Met Office?
The Met Office offers training in: Forecasting and Environmental Monitoring; Science and Scientific Software Engineering; Technology, Computing and Project Management; Engineering; Marketing, Sales and Business Development; Corporate Services and Business Support.
Application process for the Met Office
Download and complete applications and send online or return by post.
Entry requirements and type of person suited for the Met Office.
The Met Office welcomes applications from graduates from relevant disciplines with a good degree classification, who demonstrate an interest in the weather and global climate shifts. Applicants should be good communicators and team players, with an appreciation of customer needs and the ability to work to targets and deadlines efficiently. For management roles, leadership experience is beneficial.
Future prospects and training at the Met Office.
On the job training under an experienced tutor will see graduates come to terms with the requirements of the role and the pressures of the job. At the end of the training period graduates will be required to complete competence assessments. Completion will see graduates ready to take up a role within the Met Office following their chosen area. Promotion opportunities are there for the most suitable applicants, meaning senior level roles in all areas are attainable.
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