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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!!


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Estate Under Forester Dominic Young gets to grips with his Forestry Roots post at the Babworth Estate, Nottinghamshire

Forestry Roots is a unique RFS project made possible by the ALA Green Charitable Trust which matches college and university leavers with employers for Careers with a Future, helping to address acknowledged skills gaps within forestry.

Successful applicants are awarded a one-year paid job which may lead to permanent employment. During their Forestry Roots year they also receive additional Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training to qualify for the RFS Certification in Forestry.

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

Details of recruitment for the 2019 programme will be available soon.


In 2018 successful applicants were: 

Post: Woodland Conservation Operative, Heart of England Forestry Post: Estate Under Forester, Babworth Estate  Post: Trainee Site Supervisor - Establishment, JAH Forestry 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)