Graduate Development Programme

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Scottish Woodlands operates a graduate development scheme to give recent graduates of forestry and related subjects experience of life as forest manager and to give successful candidates a good foundation for their future career in forestry.

This is an exciting time to join the forestry industry with many opportunities to gain experience in woodland creation as well as managing existing forests and harvesting the timber crop. As well as a good knowledge of silviculture, a forest manager nowadays embraces many recent technological advances such as digital mapping and remote sensing, mobile devices and apps.

Many innovations across the forest and timber industry reflect the pace of change of technology such as central tyre inflation in timber lorries, virtual reality to aid loading of timber wagons, contemporary capability of harvesters, to laser scanning for grading timber in sawmills. At a policy level, this is also a great time to be involved in the forestry industry as the many benefits for planting more trees is better understood and advocated, e.g. target of Scottish Government to increase planting to 15,000 hectares per year by 2025.

Forestry is a great STEM career choice. If you like working in the outdoors, mostly in rural locations, have relevant qualifications, excellent communication and IT skills and are enthusiastic about all things trees, please join us!

For more information on our Graduate Programme, click HERE

Please contact us if you are interested to find out more about our Graduate Development Scheme. 


Scottish Woodlands Graduate Development Programme - Open for applications

Are you ready to grow a sustainable career? If so, we would be excited to hear from you. Whether you are a recent graduate, or studying towards the end of your degree ideally in forestry, land management or environmental studies, our graduate opportunities could be the ideal challenge for you. Our Graduate Development Programme is now open for applications for the 2024 intake. Please visit the current vacancies section of our website to view the advert and details on how to apply. 


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