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Careers Event and Woodland Tour

Whinlatter, Keswick
24th to 28th October 2016

The Royal Forestry Society is proud to announce the first Real Careers in Forestry event, hosted in partnership with Forestry Commission England, Newton Rigg College and University of Cumbria. We are showcasing the broad range of roles on offer from a career in forestry.

Whether it’s your love of the great outdoors, conservation, practical work, science or computing, the UK Forestry industry has a career for everyone.

So come and find out more for FREE.

Further Information About Our Careers Week event:

  • This is your opportunity to meet real foresters from the Forestry Commission and private businesses and to find out about their individual roles and what is involved in successful forest management, from ecology and recreation management to harvesting and digital mapping (known as GIS).
  • Bring a parent/guardian or come on your own and be taken on a guided minibus tour of Whinlatter Forest with numerous stops and opportunities to experience and hear about the work behind the scenes at this popular forest.
  • You will get to hear what it takes to manage today’s multi purpose forests and have a unique opportunity to talk informally with the professionals who work in the UK forest sector.
  • Learn about the range of career opportunities and different ways of learning on offer at all levels, first hand from students attending the University of Cumbria National School of Forestry and Newton Rigg College.

Whinlatter Forest

Known as England’s only mountain forest, Whinlatter is situated in the heart of the Lake District, Cumbria. It was one of the first acquisitions by the Forestry Commission and tree planting dates from 1920. It is now one of the most diverse and popular woodlands in the region, with over 200,000 people visiting each year for a range of outdoor and educational activities. Whinlatter Forest was the perfect location for our Forestry and Woodlands Careers Week 2016.