Development Woodland Officers will benefit from: academic studies in forestry management at the University of Cumbria, practical experience in area teams across England, nine months of wider sector placements to further build skills and experience, enhancing future employment prospects. Upon completion of the programme, successful graduates will earn a Professional Forester Apprenticeship (equivalent to Level 6), a BSc (Hons) in Forest Management and the potential to gain Chartered Forester status with the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
About the Development Woodland Officer apprenticeship programme The Development Woodland Officer apprenticeship programme offers a three-year, paid development opportunity for passionate individuals looking to kickstart their careers in forestry. Jointly led by the Forestry Commission, the University of Cumbria and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the programme marks the first time that a degree-level forestry apprenticeship has been offered in the UK. The Forestry Commission is looking for driven individuals who are eager to support ambitious tree planting plans and ensure our precious woods and forests continue to flourish for generations to come.