Careers Advice

WiseOceans Science and Conservation Advisor Georgina - Career Advice

Find your Dream Role

Have you always wanted to work in marine conservation?

Perhaps you are currently studying and want advice on next steps. Maybe you are considering changing careers and want to explore the underwater world in a little more depth! 

Whatever the reason, let us help you with your search. Explore all the opportunities on our job board or sign up to our Weekly Newsletter to keep up to date with the latest positions.


Top Tips

Ready to apply for your next role?

We asked hundreds of marine conservation professionals what their top tips are for getting in to and developing a marine conservation career.

Here’s what they had to say:

  • Volunteer: Take part in every opportunity offered and proactively seek to gain new experiences, whether that’s abroad or local!
  • Persevere: The field is competitive, but true passion shines through
  • Statistics: Yes, really! Give yourself an edge and acquire new skills that will help you in the long-term
  • Networking: Get to know key contacts in the field, both locally and internationally. Become an active part of communities, both online and in-person 
  • Uniqueness: What makes you stand out? What are your key skills?
WiseOceans Founder Abbie Hine - Career Advice

Key Skills

Information Technology

Marketing Skills

Social Media Management

SCUBA Certification

First Aid Qualification

Creative Design

Multiple Languages

Public Speaking

Boat Handling

Diplomacy Skills

Freediving Skills

Teamwork Skills

WiseOceans Marine Expedtions

Marine Expeditions

Marine Expeditions are a brilliant way to obtain some of the skills listed above. However, there is a huge range of expeditions available so sometimes it can be hard to pick the right one.  

Things to consider include:

  • Is there a particular topic you are interested in?
  • Do you want to learn to scuba dive?
  • Are you interested in community outreach, education, or operations?
  • What are the research aims of the project?
  • What will your contributions be?
  • What experiences and skills will you gain?
  • Does the project have good links with other organisations and the community?


Whether you are looking to find the perfect expedition package, adding experience to your CV or are completely new to the sector, sign up to our weekly email job alert to receive all the latest opportunities straight to your inbox!