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Forestry Roots

 

 

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Has anyone not felt the wonder of woodland or forests? Are you committed to a career in this environment? 

ALA Green Charitable Trust is providing financial support to enable a number of students to pursue their career aspirations in this field of study and work placement. 

Our core principle is about inclusion regardless of background, gender, religion, disability or financial circumstance. 

We know that the environment is crucial to our future and and by working with the RFS we are supporting future foresters to achieve their potential through training and guidance.

We are removing barriers to your first steps into a career of great value in the woodland and forestry environment where the opportunities are many and varied. 

So now, it’s over to you!!

Forestry Roots is a unique RFS project made possible by the ALA Green Charitable Trust which matches college and university leavers with employers, helping to address acknowledged skills gaps within forestry. In 2018 we appointed our first four Forestry Roots foresters. Watch the video to find out how they are getting on.

Forestry Roots 2019

Thanks to The ALA Green Charitable Trust we are once again able to offer four unique opportunities to launch young foresters in their careers in 2019 - one is a graduate position and three are for college leavers.

These opportunities offer a one year’s paid job which will equip the successful candidates with forestry skills and experience to kick-start their forestry careers. The package also includes up to 20 days of funded CPD to fast track skill development. Some help may be awarded towards the costs of relocation. Successful candidates will be expected to take up their roles in September 2019.

All eligible students are welcome to apply. This is an inclusive programme that welcomes applications from people who may face barriers to gaining their first paid position in forestry. Preference will be given to those who are likely to benefit most from the opportunity. All applicants should clarify if they believe they meet this criterion.

Details of the 2019 jobs are below and can be downloaded right.

The deadline for all applications is Monday 29th April.

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Graduate Opportunity 2019: This is open to a current undergraduate studying towards an FdSc or BSc in Forestry or a related land based subject or a recent graduate.

Exmoor National Park


Assistant Forest Manager – Exmoor National Park:  The successful candidate will assist the Senior Woodland Officer and Woodland Conservation Advisor in the full range of forest management tasks including mensuration, surveying, recording, contract management, tree hazard assessment, and work programming. Salary £18,000.  Download details

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College leaver opportunities 2019:  Candidates must have recently completed a recognised level 2 or 3 course in Forestry, Arboriculture or Countryside Management and have secured some practical tickets. The salary for each of these jobs is £16,000. You can apply for any of the opportunities below but if applying for more than one please rank your preferences.

 

Englefield

Assistant Forest Worker, Englefield Estate, Reading, Berkshire: The successful applicant will be responsible for a wide range of forestry operations supervised by very experienced foresters. The role is a hands-on, practical position carrying out forestry management activities that enhance the Estate’s woodlands in respect of economic, environmental and amenity considerations. The Assistant Forestry Worker may also be involved in external contracting where appropriate. Download details

 

New Trgothnan

Assistant Wood Reeve, Tregothnan Estate, near Maidstone, Kent:  The Assistant Wood Reeve’s primary role is to support the Head Wood Reeve in the delivery of the forest and woodland management across the Estate. The role is a hands-on, practical position carrying out forestry management activities that enhance the Estate’s woodlands in respect of economic, environmental and amenity considerations. Download details

Westacre

Assistant Forest Worker, Westacre Estate near Kings Lynn, Norfolk:  The Assistant Forestry Worker’s primary role is to support the Forestry Manager in the delivery of the forest and woodland management across the Estate. The role is a hands-on, practical position carrying out forestry management activities that enhance the Estate’s woodlands. The Assistant Forestry Worker may also be involved in external contracting where appropriate. Download details

 

 

All employers are corporate members of the RFS and committed to high standards of training.

See how our 2018 Forestry Roots foresters have been getting on

 

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In 2018 successful applicants were: 

Post: Woodland Conservation Operative, Heart of England Forestry Post: Estate Under Forester, Babworth Estate  Post: Estate Under Forester - Leconfield Estate Post: Assistant Forest Manager, Nicholsons Garden Design, Landscaping and Forestry 
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Samuel Ozaktanlar

Level 3 Forestry and arboriculture at Hadlow College

Dominic Young

City & Guilds level 3 Diploma in Arboriculture, Myerscough College 

Willow Arran

BTEC National Diploma Countryside Management, Merrist Wood College

Katie Stevens 

BSc Forest Management at the National School of Forestry in Cumbria)