Student Arborist

at Forestry England
Location Tetbury GL8 8QS, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Date Posted 09/01/2024
Category Culture and Heritage
Environment and Countryside
Job Type Temporary Vacancies
Closing Date 29/02/24
Start Date ASAP
Download/s 8-Jan-Placement-Westernbirt.pdf 166.13 kB


How to Apply

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is one of the world’s finest botanical collections of trees and shrubs.  With approx. 2,700 taxa and 15,000 specimens growing within 253ha of a beautifully designed and picturesque landscape.  Westonbirt is a Grade One registered historic park and garden, and Level Four ArbNet accredited arboretum, it is home to over 140 champion trees, and holds five Plant Heritage National Collections.  Originally created in the heyday of Victorian plant hunting during the mid-19th century, the Arboretum was first established in 1829 by Robert Staynor Holford and further expanded by his son Sir George Holford.  Fascinated by rare and beautiful plants, the Holford’s helped finance expeditions to collect woody plant specimens from around the temperate world.

Person Specification


You will demonstrate a strong interest in trees and shrubs, and a willingness to learn skills from other members of the team.  You will also have attained NPTC or LANTRA certificates in chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling of small trees, as well as experience of other relevant machinery operation.

Professional and Technical Expertise

You will either be studying or have already attained a relevant qualification in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture or countryside management.

For more information, please see downloads. To apply, please send your CV by email, together with an accompanying personal statement confirming the reasons for your interest to

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