Branching out; new scheme to help forestry skills to grow

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Forests and woodlands provide a wide range of career opportunities which require highly specialised skills such as tree felling, pruning, coppicing, wood chipping and re-planting.

The two year pilot is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund. It’s key to the delivery of the Employability Plan and is designed to fulfil the skills and recruitment needs identified by the forestry sector through:

  • Supporting up to 30 new forestry jobs
  • Encouraging and supporting farm diversification
  • Increasing skills that drive sustainable timber resource
  • Creating a network of…
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