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The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is once again able to offer four unique opportunities under our Forestry Roots scheme to launch young foresters in their careers in 2019 – thanks to the continuing support of the ALA Green Charitable Trust.

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Forestry Roots 2019 is offering one graduate post as Assistant Forest Manager and thee college leaver posts for Assistant Foresters 

These opportunities offer one year’s paid positions which will equip the successful candidates with forestry skills and experience to kick-start their forestry careers.

They include: a graduate position (BSc Forestry or related) as Assistant Forest Manager with the Exmoor National Park; three college leaver opportunities (Level 2 & 3) for Assistant Foresters, one on the Englefield Estate, Reading, Berkshire, one on the Westacre Estate near Kings Lynn, Norfolk,and one on the Tregothnan Estate near Maidstone, Kent.

Foretry Roots forms part of RFS Future Foresters programme. The package also includes up to 20 days of funded CPD to fast track skill development. Successful candidates will be expected to take up their roles in September 2019 and must be graduating or leaving college this summer or to have recently graduated or completed their courses. 

All positions are with RFS members who are committed to the highest training standards. Full details are available here. The deadline for all applications is Monday 29th April and preference will be given to those who are likely to benefit most from the opportunity.

Forestry Roots 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.

RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd says: “We are extremely grateful for the continuing support of The ALA Green Charitable Trust and to participating members for making this possible. Feedback from our 2018 Forestry Roots employees shows just how much they are benefitting and how far their skills and knowledge have progressed during the months they have been in work.” 

Watch the video to find out how our 2018 Forestry Roots foresters are getting on.