Trees and Timber

There are lots of jobs available in trees and timber across Scotland, with many different skills needed.

If you're interested in managing or improving forests as part of a sustainable Scotland, a career in trees and timber could give you a challenging and rewarding life.

Whether you like being outdoors using machinery and getting your hands dirty, or prefer science or research within a lab, look no further.

There's always a need for new people into the industry across different career options, including science and research, hands-on in the field working with the latest in harvesting technology or using your communication skills in education or consultancy.

The public and private sectors always need new staff, so have a look at the examples of jobs below to get some ideas.

If you want a less serious look at careers in trees and timber, here's a video we did with stand-up comedian and farmer, Jim Smith.