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Student Sandwich Placements

Students working towards a forestry qualification can apply to get valuable work experience within a forest environment.

TRAINER AND STUDENT ON CHAINSAW TRAINING COURSE. AEOur sandwich placements provide a great opportunity for you to develop a strong, diverse and meaningful understanding of the job, become an active member of a professional team and build up a good working relationship with staff across all functions.

The experience you will gain working with us will help you in your college or university course, and will be of real value in future years.  An entry on your CV about your placement will be of great interest to prospective employers.

Many students use their placement year to try out areas of the country they have never visited to broaden their horizons and gain new life experience before settling down to a permanent job.


A placement lasts for 51 weeks, and runs from September to August.

Salary and other benefits

Whilst on placement you will receive a salary (currently from £12,428 per year), 25 days paid annual leave and 10.5 public and privilege holidays.

We will cover the cost of your essential training and travel, and provide essential clothing and equipment.  We can also help you find somewhere local and reasonably priced to stay, but you will have to cover costs of accommodation, day-to-day living expenses and travel to and from your placement.

Qualification requirements

To apply for one of our placements, you must be working towards a Forestry Qualification.

As our forests districts cover large areas and are often not regularly serviced by public transport, you will also need a current driving licence and at least 6 months driving experience to undertake a placement with us.

Further information

T: 0300 067 5000



Last updated: 11th July 2017