Salary: £16,000 - £30,000, opportunity to be employed or self employed
Hours: 41 – 43 hours a week, occasional weekend work (often at short notice)
Learning: National Diploma / Degree. Relevant courses in; forestry, arboriculture, woodland ecology and conservation. Entry via apprenticeship or job placement following study. Specialist training in using equipment / tools essential and Health & Safety.
Skills: Physical fitness, good listening & communication, teamwork, leadership, attention to detail, ability to follow strict health & safety procedures, good organisation
Top tip: Volunteer with a local community garden, learning about plants / pruning / tree varieties. Work experience with a local professional or part time work at a garden centre nursery.