Forestry / Horticulture Placement

at Forestart Ltd
Location Shropshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted 11/12/2020
Category Agriculture
Environment and Countryside
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date 31/01/2021


How to Apply

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for a one year placement in the UK’s premier forest tree seed company.

Forestart Ltd is the UKs leading supplier of tree and shrub seed to forestry, environment and amenity nurseries. We operate from our main site just outside Shrewsbury but we collect seed throughout the UK. We specialise in supplying seed collected in the UK, and stratifying this to break inherent seed dormancy. Forestart has ongoing in-house research and development as well as sponsoring external academic research projects.

You will be involved in all aspects of our work. You will visit collection sites to assess crops, collect seed throughout the year, and then extract and treat it before dispatching it to customers. You will often be leading or working within small teams, either out in the field or in the unit. We also manage 100 acres of seed orchards and a site growing wildflowers for seed which are integral to our seed production.  Our polytunnels are used to graft and grow new trees for our seed orchards.

The successful applicant will have a passion for Forestry or Horticulture and a willingness to work as part of a team across a range of activities.

We are looking for somebody with:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • An aptitude for team leadership and willingness to work with seasonal workers
  • A desire to work in a range of environments, including traveling away from base
  • Flexibility and outstanding organisational skills
  • Competent computer literacy
  • A full driving licence

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