From the moment a tree seed is collected from the wild and sown in a tree nursery, right up to when the mature trees in a forest or woodland are felled, there are many inter-linked businesses involved in their establishment, management and harvesting. These all offer interesting work options. Career opportunities include running your own forestry, contracting or arboriculture/ tree surgery, contributing to efforts to tackle issues as varied as climate change and social exclusion, as well as conserving rare wildlife and producing sustainable timber.
A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships.
Various short-course industry qualifications (such as chainsaw etc).
Apprentices can progress onto the Level 4 Arboriculturist, Level 6 (degree level) Professional Forester, Level 6 (degree level) Professional Arboriculturist courses.