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Role Description

Meteorologists study the weather phenomenon and climate to carry out scientific analysis of data to make predictions using information obtained from land, sea, and upper atmosphere.

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Trainee: £20,000.
Graduated trainee: £23,000.
Managerial positions: £38,000-£60,000+.

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Office: 12-hour shifts covering days and nights.
Research: Usual hours will be 9am to 5pm, possibly with some overtime.
Fieldwork: No standard hours.

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Most work is carried out in comfortable, spacious environments, but remote areas or on military operations are also possible.

Skills Valued by Employers

  • mathematical and computing ability
  • good problem-solving ability
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • ability to write scientific reports
  • a team-orientated approach to work
  • the ability to interact with a range of people
  • enthusiasm and a genuine interest in meteorology and the environment.