Welcome to Careers in Forestry

Waiting for exam results? Wondering what to do next? If you love trees, woods and forests we can help you take the first steps towards an exciting career.

By Wendy Necar · July 11, 2023

With the spotlight on the importance of trees and woods in the fight against climate change, there has never been a more exciting time to work in forestry. Career options range from craft work to forest management or research into pests and disease. There are careers to suit all.

Visit our learning pages to to find out what courses are available and what career pathways they can lead to.

Hear first-hand from those who have made the decision to go into forestry. Read blogs written by our Forestry Roots trainees who gained their first jobs in Forestry with the support of the ALA Green Charitable Trust. Find out what they love about their jobs and the opportunities they have had. Or see what a range of jobs involve through our Real Career series on YouTube including: a student on a placement year;  an Assistant Forestry Manager; a trainee beat forester; and a Private Estate Forest Manager.. You will also find  interviews with students including this from Amy studying a Level 2 apprenticeship and urging others to go for it!

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*New Forestry Roots one-year posts will be promoted on our Jobs Board!