Forestry career opportunities

It's a great time to join the industry with the emphasis on a green recovery, climate action and increasing tree planting targets to expand woodland cover across Scotland.

Take a look at our related documents at the bottom of the page for details about the range of jobs available.

Useful subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Environmental science
  • Business management
  • Chemistry 
  • Engineering
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Computer science 
  • Practical electronics
  • Wood or metal working

Plesae note, this not a definitive list so if you're thinking of working in forestry or a career change and would like some advice please contact us.

Where to study forestry 

Related documents

Working with trees and timber has been developed for anyone within the forest industry who has been asked to speak to young people about careers in forestry. It signposts and provides easy access to the wide range of resources that have been created to promote the sector and which could be used or adapted in a variety of settings.

Lantra's forestry induction pack: the wood and trees

Useful links