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Trainee Forester, Graduate or Placement Year Student
Norbury Park Forestry Department is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated student to work as part of the forestry team on the Norbury Park Estate in rural West Staffordshire. We are seeking to appoint forestry student or similar on a 12-month contract, to the expanding forestry team in our award-winning 800 acre woodlands. The carefully managed woods include over 400 acres of new plantations and host a variety of innovative management techniques and scientific research projects, as well as supplying timber to our own sawmill and firewood business, Shelmore Timber.
The successful applicant will be fully integrated into the forestry team. The main areas of responsibility will be:
- Forest Mensuration, data collection and analysis.
- GIS mapping.
- Manual forestry tasks including pruning and planting.
- General estate maintenance.
A good attitude and strong work ethic are essential. A reasonable grasp of tree identification, GIS mapping systems and basic silviculture are required.
Normal hours of work will be 8.00 am to 16.30 pm Monday to Friday, but some flexibility around these hours may be needed.
This is a 1-year fixed term role starting in July 2023 with a salary of £20,000.
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: email@example.com
Norbury Park Estate Office
Norbury Park House
Applications close 31/01/2023
Scottish Woodlands Ltd Graduate Development Programme 2023
The UK government has committed to a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, resulting in an increasing interest in both existing forestry and new woodland creation. Scottish Woodlands Ltd is offering exciting opportunities to join our progressive teams to play a key role in shaping the future of forestry in the UK. We work in a fast paced, commercial and challenging environment and we are currently looking to recruit recent Graduates to train, mentor and develop to become an integral part our succession management plan. For 2023, we have graduate openings in both our Forestry and Harvesting divisions of the business. During the two-year graduate development Programme, you may be given the opportunity to move around the company and spend time in some different yet fantastic locations. Therefore successful candidates should be flexible in terms of working location. You will be assigned a mentor and provided with full training over the two-year programme, tailored to suit your requirements.
Biodiversity Graduate Trainee (REDROW)
The Biodiversity Graduate will be responsible for supporting the delivery of Redrow’s industry-leading Nature for People strategy. Working closely with Group Biodiversity Manager you will be involved in all aspects of the strategy – implementation of new ways of working; helping develop our approach to Biodiversity Net Gain; research into new approaches to engage communities and measure outcomes; assessing progress; and engaging with a range of stakeholders to deliver and promote the strategy. https://apply.redrowcareers.co.uk/vacancies/9098/biodiversity_graduate_trainee/redrow_group_services/?training=true closing date 25th November 2022 job starts Sept 2023
Join our team of Demonstrators
The College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (comprising the School of Natural Sciences, the School of Ocean Science and the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering) is seeking to recruit demonstrators to support teaching, particularly laboratory and field-based work. Demonstrating provides an opportunity to gain experience in teaching, an essential aspect of the CV for those wishing to pursue a career in Higher Education. Prior to the start of the academic year, a list of opportunities will be posted here.
Suitably qualified and eligible students, and particularly research students, are encouraged to apply to join our team of demonstrators. Ideally, applicants should be studying for a postgraduate research degree in a relevant subject, but applicants from students on postgraduate taught programmes and the 4th Year of the undergraduate M-degree will also be considered. Duties may include assisting with teaching in laboratory classes or field courses in biology, zoology, geography, oceanography, marine sciences, conservation, environmental sciences, computer science or electronic engineering. Research students should discuss the extent of their contribution with supervisors before applying. Postdoctoral researchers are welcome to contribute but may not be paid additionally depending upon their employment contracts with the University.
If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator you should register on the University’s Casual Worker System. Proof of eligibility to work in the UK must be shown prior to starting the work. Visa nationals may be restricted to either 10 hours or 20 hours per week depending on their individual visas.
The rates of pay can be found here.
For further information, please contact the CoESE Casual Worker Team (firstname.lastname@example.org / 01248 382453).