Forestry Placements

Current Opportunities

Click on the links for any of the placement opportunities listed below for further details.

Summer Intern (Communications Department)

Employer: Scottish Land & Estates
Location: Musselburgh, Scotland (hybrid working available following induction)
Salary: £19,000 FTE
Closing date: 17/06/2022

Plant Health Undergraduate Studentships 2022
(closed)

Employer: Royal Society of Biology
Location: Various
Salary: £350 p/w
Closing date: 02/05/2022

Summer School in Finland – 3D Forest Ecosystem Monitoring
(closed)

Employer: COST Action
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Salary: N/A
Closing date: 31/03/2022

Trainee Forester, Graduate or Placement Year Student Opportunities
(closed)

Employer: Norbury Park Estate
Location: West Staffordshire
Salary: £19,000
Closing date: 31/03/2022

Student Placements – up to 51 weeks
(closed)

Employer: Northern Ireland Civil Service
Location: Throughout Northern Ireland
Salary: £18,783
Closing date: 18/03/2022 (12:00)

Forestry Intern
(closed)

Employer: Heart of England Forest
Location: Dorsington, Warwickshire
Salary: £20,592 p.a.
Closing date: 27/02/2022

Mid-Year Student Placement
(closed)

Employer: Euroforest
Location: UK wide
Salary: Paid
Closing date: 11/02/2022

10x Forestry Student Placement
(closed)

Employer: Forestry and Land Scotland
Location: Scotland
Salary: Paid
Closing date: 10/02/2022

Higher Education Placement:
Forest Operations / Land Management (x4)
(closed)

Employer: Natural Resources Wales
Location: Wales (Various)
Salary: £19,858
Closing date: 31/01/2022

Information and guidance

By providing university placements or helping young people to gain work experience, you and your business can reap real benefits. You will be accessing a potential pool of hidden talent – people who offer enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to your business. You may find your next fulltime employee. It can help in developing the supervisory and management skills of your current workforce. Through supporting the local community, you will enhance your public profile.


The Making Work Experience Work: Top Tips for Employers booklet, produced by CIPD, includes practical advice for employers on the benefits of work experience. It also highlights good recruitment and selection practices and information on supporting and providing feedback to a young person during their placement. It draws on a range case studies and insight from employers, and shares top tips from employers on how to set-up and run a high-quality and successful work experience programme.

Click the image on the right to see the full document.

See also Not Just Making Tea…Reinventing Work Experience published by UKCES.

Employers may be concerned around Health and Safety when considering hosting work experience, and there are additional considerations if the individual is under the age of 18.

More information on being a work experience host can be found on the Health & Safety Executive website. It gives more information on employers’ requirements around the health and welfare of young people.

Why should I advertise through the Institute?

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the professional body for forestry and arboriculture in the UK. With a membership of more than 2,000 professionals who are chartered or working to obtain chartered status in the near future, advertising your vacancy through us is the best way to directly target the best candidates who are committed to raising the professional standards in forestry and arboriculture and to the sustainable management of trees and woodlands in the UK.

Chartered status is the ultimate accreditation available to professionals in our sector and is awarded on completion of a rigorous professional examinations. It denotes an individual’s standing in the profession, as well as their academic achievements and professional experience. All Associate members are actively in pursuit of this goal by gathering the required experience to allow them to present for assessment.

Advertisers include woodland management companies, both large and small, consultants, contractors, local authorities, government agencies and departments, property firms, third sector organisations, universities, trusts, schools, central government and many more.

Contact us for more information

Our members work across all levels within the profession, including the following:

  • forest and woodland managers
  • urban and community woodland
    managers
  • tree specialists
  • valuers of trees and woodlands for
    purchase or sale
  • environmental managers
  • wood processors
  • forest scientists
  • forestry and arboriculture educationalists
NURTURE your knowledge and expertise.
GROW your credibility and career.
THRIVE among professionals who share your passion.

Join us today and begin your journey to becoming a Chartered Forester or Chartered Arboriculturist.