Environment Agency


We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

EA is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Who we are

We were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment. We have around 10,600 employees. Our head office is in Bristol and we have another office in London. We have offices across England, divided into 14 areas.

Be part of the solution

If you’re part of the Environment Agency (EA), you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment for generations to come, tackling issues of national importance across a huge variety of disciplines and professions.

We’re based in over 14 areas across England, and our responsibilities span major industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries and conservation. Such a broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams, and we offer roles in engineering, research, habitat creation, business planning, communications and asset management. By bringing our talents together, we’ll promote sustainable growth and tackle climate change, securing a better future for everyone.

We also pride ourselves on our sense of community and making sure our teams enjoy a positive and caring workplace. That goes for our careers too – whatever your goals, we’ll support you with exceptional coaching and mentoring by a team of supervising civil engineers, delegated engineers and mentors helping you to grow every aspect of your engineering skills and knowledge to become a chartered engineer with the ICE, IET or IMECHE.

Why choose our Graduate Engineer Training Scheme

We develop our engineers of the future to enable us to respond to the challenges that we may face in the years to come as our rivers and coasts respond to changing conditions. We enhance and embrace change and diversity to strengthen our ideas and innovation.

You will get to experience all aspects of flood coastal risk management (FCRM) by rotating through all different teams and also having opportunities for national posts, international collaboration and secondments with our framework suppliers to gain design experience, working from initial conception right through to delivery and maintenance.

We have a thriving community of Graduate engineers who offer amazing peer to peer development and support within hub communities that challenge and support you on your journey.

Your work will truly be the future of our engineering – your legacy will have positive impacts on communities and their environment for years to come.

In short, there’s no limit to what we can achieve together. Join us, think big, and make a difference.

Think Big. Think Environment Agency.