Traineeship with Trees for Life

Highlands based nature conservation charity Trees for Life is offering traineeships for young people:

  • Are you aged 18* to 25 and living in the Highlands?
  • Do you fancy a career in rural skills and nature conservation?

Apply for one of our trainee places and gain:

  • Hands on experience of living and working on a remote Highland estate
  • Knowhow about restoring native Scottish forests
  • Skills in traditional rural estate management and ecological ‘rewilding’
  • Qualifications that you can use in your future career

Get all of this whilst being paid!

We are offering 1 year paid traineeships, with accredited training in ether horticulture, gamekeeping, forestry or countryside rangering.
Trees for Life is Scotland's leading conservation volunteering charity. Our aim is to restore the ancient Caledonian Forest to the Scottish Highlands. To grow the Caledonian Forest of the future we do practical work including planting native trees, removing non-native species, managing deer populations and fencing seedlings to protect them from overgrazing.

Our traineeships will start in July 2018 and will run annually until 2021. Applications for 2018 must be in by 1st June 2018.
For more details and how to apply go to:

For informal enquiries contact:
Telephone number: 01309 691292
Email: or from 23 April contact:
*to apply you must be at least 18 years old at the start date of the traineeship


file Traineeship_with_Trees_for_Life.pdf August 22, 2017

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