- Maintains watch for fires and operates fire fighting equipment.
- Builds and maintains forest roads.
- Assists in the control of harmful diseases, pests or forms of wildlife.
- Cuts coppice, removes tops of standing trees and lops branches as necessary.
- Fells trees using axe or power saw and saws wood into required lengths.
- Collects seeds, plants and prunes trees and selects and marks trees for felling.
- Drains and ploughs land and erects and maintains fences as necessary.
- Prepares ground for planting by clearing vegetation and other debris.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 29% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for forestry worker is £16,790
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 74. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for forestry worker roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £16,790 per year. That is about £1,399 per month or £8.61 per hour. New workers generally start on £8,751, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,028
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 74 people are employed in the region.