To follow a career in Countryside Management, we have a number of practical courses which will enable you to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in a range of associated subjects such as Conservation, Habitat Management, Pest Control and Chainsaw Use, with opportunities to take further technical certificates of competence.

The forest is managed within the ‘Glastir’ Woodlands Management Scheme. Areas of the farm are also within Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and European Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), which offer further opportunities for students.

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Top career opportunities

Conservation professionals

Average salary: £25,168
Experienced salary: £39,104

Conservation and environmental associate professionals

Average salary: £20,925
Experienced salary: £37,856

Top jobs in sector

  • Conservation professionals
    What does this career do?

    Conservation professionals are responsible for ensuring that landscapes, habitats and species are protected and enhanced via appropriate management and conservation. They promote public understanding and awareness of the natural environment and help to develop and implement appropriate policies to achieve these objectives.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £25,168 per year. That is about £2,097 per month, or £12 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,702 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,104 per year.

  • Conservation and environmental associate professionals
    What does this career do?

    Conservation and environmental associate professionals are responsible for the day-to-day running and management of areas of the countryside and the wider environment in a way that reconciles the interests of conservation, land owners and the public. They carry out practical conservation activities and assist in promoting awareness of the natural environment.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £20,925 per year. That is about £1,743 per month, or £10 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £14,248 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,856 per year.

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