Managers and Proprietors in Forestry, Fishing and Related Services

Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of forestry, fishing, animal husbandry and related operations and establishments.


New workers

New workers start around £15,628. Normal pay is £28,090 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £47,626.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 9,060 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Ensures observance of maritime laws and international fishing regulations.

  • Arranges for sale of catch, liaises with onshore agents.

  • Plans fishing voyages, maintains vessel/s and equipment and oversees operational safety.

  • Oversees maintenance of equipment and fish habitats.

  • Arranges rearing and feeding and ensures health of fish stocks.

  • Selects suitable breeding grounds for shellfish, sea and freshwater fish and purchases stock.

  • Oversees facilities such as visitor centres, nature trails, footpaths, etc..

  • Liaises with neighbouring landowners, contractors and local authorities.

  • Plans and directs the establishment and maintenance of forest /woodland areas and regularly inspects forest work.

  • Decides, or advises on, type of animal to be bred and/or trained, and selects, buys and trains animals accordingly.

  • Manages and trains staff.

  • Determines financial, staffing and other short- and long-term needs.

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.

  • Forestry

  • Contract Management

  • Forest Management

  • Chainsaws

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Risk Analysis

  • Land Management

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

  • Arboriculture

  • Marketing

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

  • Planning

  • Operations

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Sales

  • Microsoft Office

  • Self-Motivation

  • Problem Solving

  • Interpersonal Communications

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.