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Forestry Roots 2020/2021 – four vacancies announced
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For the third year running, the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is able to offer four Forestry Roots one-year paid posts with RFS members and corporate members to foresters starting their careers.

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Thanks to the ongoing support of the ALA Green Charitable Trust applications are open for three Level  2 & 3 college leaver posts and one graduate post. Start dates are expected in September 2020, subject to any coronavirus restrictions.

All details and application forms here. The deadline for applications is 29 May.

RFS Future Foresters Officer Adam Pickles says: “Alongside the extensive work-based experience each of these posts offers, is a comprehensive package of training which will help each of the candidates develop the skills sets which we know are in short supply within forestry.”

ALA Green Charitable Trust says: “This has been a difficult year for many, but the importance of fostering the skills that are required within a growing forestry sector were underlined by recognition of forestry sector as a key sector during the coronavirus crisis. We are immensely proud to be helping develop the future foresters who will be helping to build strong and resilient woodlands for the future.”

College Level posts are:

Assistant Forestry Worker, Nicholsons Nursery, North Aston, Oxfordshire

Assistant Forester, Burghley Estate, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Forestry Ranger, Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire,

Graduate Forester: Norbury Park Estate, Norbury, Staffordshire

For some successful candidates in 2019 and 2020 the Forestry Roots posts have led to permanent positions while others have gone on to pursue other opportunities.

The RFS is also supporting a further graduate post (the Patsy Wood Scholarship) through our partnership with The Future Trees Trust.