17 September 2008
The Met Office has been named one of the UK's top graduate employers in a survey of over 15,000 final-year students at over 30 universities across the UK.
The survey, published in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, asked undergraduate students which employer offers to best opportunities for graduates. The Met Office makes its first-ever appearance in the directory at number 92.
Met Office Chief Executive, John Hirst said: "Top class graduates are essential for delivering the world leading weather forecasting and climate change research and development that the Met Office is renowned for.
"The Met Office offers an exciting and rewarding working environment where every member of staff can make a real difference to the world around us."
The Met Office is one of the world's leading centres in weather forecasting and climate change prediction, and is unique in combining this expertise to provide forecasts from the next few hours through to 100 years time.
As a graduate employer, the Met Office is able to offer world leading and challenging careers in one of the most exciting areas of science today. From researching the science of climate change to developing new services so that businesses around us can make the most of the weather.
The Met Office offers exciting career opportunities, not only inside the organisation, but across the Ministry of Defence and the wider Civil Service