Forestry Workers

Forestry workers perform a variety of tasks related to the planting, cultivation and protection of trees.


New workers
£ 11,005
£ 23,429
£ 35,039

Available jobs

In the past year there were 7,652 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Monitors and patrols forests and parks to maintain grounds and prevent unauthorised entry.

  • Operates machinery used in the cultivation and management of trees.

  • Maintains watch for fires and operates firefighting 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Arboriculture

  • Chainsaws

  • Pruning

  • Forestry

  • Risk Analysis

  • Tree Surveying

  • Machinery

  • Overhead Lines

  • Ecology

  • Grinding Machine

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Enthusiasm

  • Teamwork

  • Self-Motivation

  • First Aid

  • English Language

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.