Support the Next Generation of Foresters

The Royal Forestry Society is urging employers and early career foresters to get involved in supporting the next generation of foresters.

By Wendy Necar · July 26, 2023

The Institute for Apprentices and Technical Education (IFATE) is looking for a forestry apprentice to sit on their apprentice panel. Panel members feedback their experiences and help shape apprenticeships for the future. More and how to apply here.

Meanwhile, the awarding body, City and Guilds, is looking for expressions of interest. They are seeking industry partners and employers to help in validating the new T Level – Grade Standard Exemplification Materials (GSEMs).  Each GSEM validation involving round three hours’ worth of time at £30/hr. Email for more information.


Nicola Abbatt is completing a Master of Laws (LLM) at Lancaster University. She is conducting a research project on environmental regulation of forestry.  The basis of the research is whether regulation poses significant barriers for sustainable timber production in the UK. Please complete her survey here.

Masters student, Iwan Evans, is looking for participants in a study investigating the barriers and enablers to woodland creation experienced by UK landowners (land greater than 0.5ha). Can you help? More here

Faye Whiley from the University of Kent is looking at wildlife value orientations and attitudes towards lynx reintroduction as part of her PHd research. Complete her questionnaire here.