Name: Stephen Ramage
Degree: BSc Forestry
Current job: Operations Manager for Aitchesse Ltd
Nearly 5 years on from graduation I am finding the logistics and fast pace involved in modern commercial forestry to be both demanding and satisfying.I am responsible for delivering a large timber income budget from the North of Scotland as well as ensuring that the growing timber crop is adequately managed and established. This job takes me to some remote and beautiful parts of the UK - working in these often challenging environments can be exhausting and the ability to enjoy working outdoors in all weathers is a key part of being a successful forester.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bangor where I made full use of the surrounding mountains and sea and found many like-minded people to share the experience with. The forestry course provided me with a good understanding of the complexities of forestry and the surrounding environment on which I have since built my career. Bangor university has a great reputation in the industry which is full of Bangor Alumni, including 3 of my colleagues.