FOUR jobs have been announced to kick-start the careers of new foresters as applications go live for one-year paid posts offered through the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) and its members through its ALA Green Charitable Trust Forestry Roots Scheme.

Three of the posts are open to anyone not already working in forestry who has recently completed a level 2 or 3 course in forestry, arboriculture or countryside management, while a trainee forestry consultant post requires graduate qualifications. All come with individual fully funded training and/or CPD packages.

RFS learning and outreach manager Becky Wilkinson said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer these opportunities thanks to the generosity of the ALA Green Charitable Trust and the commitment of members to developing skills in forestry.

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“Forestry and woodland management are in the spotlight as the UK looks to tree planting and management to help meet carbon zero targets in the fight against climate change. As we plant more woodland and manage existing woodland better, we need more people with the right skills and knowledge to make sure our future treescapes survive and thrive.

“The RFS is committed to working with other organisations to help develop skills and knowledge for those new to the sector and to help upskill those already working in land management.”

  • Forestry Practitioner – Bron Haul Farm, Abergele, North Wales
  • Trainee Forester – Eaton Estate, Cheshire
  • Assistant Forest Worker – Englefield Estate Hampshire/Berkshire

Graduate opportunity:

  • Trainee Forestry Consultant – Dunnewoods, North of England

Applications close on 2 July, with full information available here.

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