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Forestry Roots

Jobs for recent graduates and college leavers

Forestry Roots is an RFS project made possible by the ALA Green Charitable Trust. The project matches college and university leavers with employers, helping to address acknowledged skills gaps within forestry and increase employment prospects for young people in forestry.


A message from our funders:

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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 Forestry Roots 2020

 Ben Cropped

Ben Quinney


Assistant Forestry Worker, Nicholson Nurseries Ltd., Oxfordshire


Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management and Forestry, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Glynllifon Estate Campus

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Ewan Hodgkison 


Forestry Ranger, Hill Holt Wood, Lincolnshire


Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry, Newton Rigg College

 Hannah Cropped

 Hannah Whyatt


Graduate Forester, Norbury Park, Staffordshire


MSc Environmental Forestry, Bangor University 

 Joe Cropped

Joseph Haines


Assistant Forester, Burghley Estate, Lincolnshire


Level 3 Diploma in Forestry, Moulton College

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Scott Steven


Park and Woodland Assistant, Hatfield House,



Level 3 Certificate in Forestry, Inverness College

Recruitment for Forestry Roots Hosts will open in January 2021

*Subject to funding


Forestry Roots 2019

Isaac Carr

Isaac Carr

Assistant Forest Worker, Westacre Estate, Norfolk


Level 3 Tech Cert in Arboriculture, Myerscough College

 Jack Hunt  

Jack Hunt

Assistant Forest Manager, Exmoor National Park Authority                               

BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation, Oxford Brookes University

Level 2 Arboriculture            

 Philippa Pearson  

Philippa Pearson

Assistant Forestry Worker, Englesfield Estate, Reading


Level 2 Diploma in Practical Environmental Conservation, 

National Open College Network (NOCN)

 Rhys Hancock  

Rhys Hancock

Woodland Grounds Assistant, Huntley Estate, Gloucestershire 


Level 3 Countryside Management, Coleg Gwent, Usk

 Sam Cain  

Sam Cain

Assistant Wood Reeve, Tregothnan Estate, Kent

Level 3 Tech Cert Arboriculture, Myerscough College. 


Forestry Roots 2018





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Samuel Ozaktanlar

Woodland Conservation Operative, Heart of England Forestry


Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture, Hadlow College.

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Dominic Young

Estate Under Forester, Babworth Estate


Level 3 Diploma Arboriculture, Myerscough College.

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Willow Arran

Estate Under Forester, Leconfield Estate


BTEC National Diploma Countryside Management, Merrist Wood College.

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Katie Stevens 

Assistant Forest Manager, Nicholsons Garden Design, Landscaping and Forestry


BSc Forest Management at the National School of Forestry, Cumbria.


To find out how they got on, read blogs from Katie Stevens and Sam Ozaktanlar here.