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WCMC Undergraduate Work Placement 2024-25

Student Assistant Coastal Process Scientist - Undergraduate Work Placement (12 months)




•Processing and Analysis

LOCATION: Wenvoe, nr. Cardiff. With travel to Welsh beaches

HOURS: Full time

CLOSING DATE: 17/11/23 17:00

SALARY: NJC Single Status Spinal Point 2 - £22,366 (* as at April 2023)

* this may change based on any agreement in 2024

*Subject to annual funding approval March 2024

START DATE: 02/09/2024



About the Role

About Us:

Our organisation, established in 2019 and located in Wenvoe, plays a pivotal role in strategically monitoring the coastline of Wales. We work closely with risk management authorities, enabling evidence-based decision-making processes.


The Opportunity:

As an undergraduate placement with us, you will gain valuable experience in planning, executing, quality controlling, processing, and analysing coastal surveys. This role offers a unique chance to contribute to strategic planning at the national level while actively engaging with local stakeholders. You will also have the opportunity to compare historical data with your own survey findings, aiding in the interpretation of beach monitoring trends.


Key Responsibilities:

Survey Operations: Participate in planning and executing coastal surveys, ensuring high-quality data collection.

Data Analysis: Assist in processing and analysing survey data to derive meaningful insights.

Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with local stakeholders to ensure effective information sharing and alignment with project goals.

Historical Data Comparison: Use historical data for comparative analysis and interpretation of beach monitoring results.

Field and Office Work: Experience a balanced mix of fieldwork and desk-based tasks, fostering a well-rounded understanding of data collection and processing techniques.



Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in a related field.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

Enthusiasm for coastal and environmental studies.



Gain hands-on experience in coastal survey operations.

Contribute to evidence-based decision making at both local and national levels.

Collaborate with a dedicated team of professionals.

Opportunity for personal and professional growth through a well-rounded balance of fieldwork and office tasks.

Opportunity to work on additional projects such as our education programme and citizen science e.g. CoastSNAP.

Hybrid Working Environment: Enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work setup, with options to work from our office or from the comfort of your home.

If you are passionate about coastal monitoring and looking to enhance your skills while making a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply for this exciting undergraduate placement opportunity.

How to apply 

Please download the job description and person specification below . Then send CVs to by 17:00, 17/11/23.




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