If you're a graduate looking to get into an environmental role and need to get a feel for the kind of questions employers might ask at interview, then make sure you research these graduate environment interview questions below. These questions and answers are taken from real graduate interviews, and compiled to give you an idea of what to expect and how to prepare your answers.

Example Environment Interview Questions:

Why is it important to maintain the physical environment we exist in?

This is an open question and it will allow the interviewer to get an insight into your philosophical position on environmental issues. A well balanced diplomatic answer is probably the order of the day here. Only express marginal beliefs if you can back them up.  If can use an issue or even currently in the news to reinforce your answer it will reflect well on you.

 Why do you want to work in the environmental sector?

This is a good opportunity to get across to the employer how you will be a motivated worker. A good approach would be to say that you find environmental issues interesting and this is why you want to pursue employment in this sector. If there is a particular issue you are concerned with, or have an area of expertise, make sure you highlight this. Make sure you are up to date with environmental issues in the news.

 What is the most pressing environmental issue currently?

This may appear to be a right or wrong answer but it is not. This question will allow you to discuss what you believe to be the most pressing issue in the environmental sector. It doesn't matter what you discuss as long as you have a good justification for your choice. Issues you may wish to discuss include global warming, energy resources, deforestation, desertification or declining bio-diversity.  Research the news carefully for any new developments and bring these up.