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Met Office

Met Office

Like millions of people, you probably know the Met Office best for the weather that you hear on the news or read on your phone. But did you know that our forecasts reach as far as space? Or that organisations across the world - from governments and the military, to transport and utility companies, rely on our expertise to operate safely and efficiently? Through world-leading science and cutting-edge technology, we work together to question the ordinary every day because we believe in the best.

One area of the Met Office cannot function without the others. Our engineers keep data flowing; our science and scientific software engineers make data meaningful; and our sales, marketing, consultancy and communications professionals ensure that our forecasts and meteorological products and services reach our customers. The breadth and depth of our work is incredibly varied but whatever area you work in, you'll be developed and fascinated in a career where whatever you do, your work will make a valuable contribution to the bigger picture. A career to be proud of.

To help us achieve our aim to 'work at the forefront of weather and climate science for protection, prosperity and well-being', we have a set of values (Visionary, Drive, United, Integrity, Clear, Inspiring) that are at the heart of the Met Office and help us to create the culture we need to achieve our vision. They inform how we work, our behaviours, how we engage with our customers and how we recruit talented and diverse people to help us achieve our aims now and in the future.

We offer a variety of early career opportunities from apprenticeships and year in industry placements, to trainee forecasting and graduate level roles. Further details can be found on our careers site.

 

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Employee profiles

    • Nick – Trainee Operational Meteorologist

      I joined the Met Office in November 2017 as a Trainee Operational Meteorologist. It was somewhat of a natural progression from my Masters in Applied Meteorology at the University of Reading.... View profile

    • Hannah – Business Group Graduate

      I joined the Met Office in April 2018 as a Business Group Graduate. It has been a fantastic place to kick start my career.  After graduating from the University of Exeter with an... View profile

    • Olivia – Trainee Operational Meteorologist

      I joined the Met Office in November 2017 as a Trainee Operational Meteorologist on the first incarnation of the Operational Meteorologist Foundation Course (OMFC). I had recently graduated from... View profile

    • Will – Business Group Graduate

      I joined the Met Office as a Graduate Trainee in 2018, having completed my degree in Computer Science with a year in Industry at the University of Plymouth. The Graduate Trainee scheme involves... View profile

    • Rose – Business Group Graduate

      I joined the Met Office in April 2018 as a Business Group Graduate, a position designed to develop multidisciplinary skills in both science and business. Working for the Met Office had been a goal... View profile

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