Young adults in the UK are able to experience life as a forester

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) in the UK, Forestry Commission England, Newton Rigg College and The University of Cumbria will be running a Forestry and Woodlands Careers Week for young adults aged 13 to 19 at Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre in Cumbria from 24-28 October.

RFS Future Foresters Officer Adam Todd explained that, “Forestry offers a vast range of careers and opportunities – from hands on forestry to woodland management and research. 

“These taster days will give an insight into practical and scientific skills involved in forestry, help young people consider opportunities from school leavers to  Further Education and Higher Education and take them into the forest to introduce some of the  issues foresters tackle day to day.

“We hope they will be inspired to consider a career in a sector which is seeing rising demands for timber and increasing woodland cover.”

In addition, there will also be an opportunity to talk to foresters and recent forestry graduates. 

The Whinlatter Forest Days form part of the RFS Future Foresters programme which is supported by the Prince’s Countryside Fund.