Trainee Forester, Land and Property

​We are looking for a Trainee Forester to join the team responsible for the trees and woodland across the Holkham Estate.

The Holkham Estate

Our vision is to be the UK’s most pioneering and sustainable rural estate.

The Holkham Estate extends over 25,000 acres. The land and property-based activities include residential and commercial lettings, property development, arable and vegetable farming, forestry, country sports, an inn, a holiday park, beaches, car parks, admissions, cafes, shops, concerts and events.

The Opportunity

The Trainee Forester reports to the Head Forester, Land and Property. This is an operational role to undertake forestry operations. The likely tasks include plantation maintenance, harvesting (thinning, clear felling and windblow), biomass production, firewood and other woodland related tasks.

A training programme will allow the successful candidate to achieve basic chainsaw courses and knowledge of woodland management.

Essential Requirements

• Interest in land-based businesses.

• Good level of practical skills and the work ethic to promote knowledge.

• Strong organisational skills and timekeeping.

• Ability to build and maintain good relationships.

• To ensure that all certification, standards, codes of practice and regulations are complied with.

Pay and Benefits

Salary: £19,266 plus benefits - click here to find out more

To Apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter to, addressed to Harry Wakefield.

Closing date: Thursday 30th September.

Please click here to download the full job description (PDF).