Exciting opportunities have been revealed to Glynllifon’s Forestry students by ‘BC Plant Health Care’, in a bid to attract young people to go and work for the Canadian-based company.
Coleg Glynllifon's strong reputation in delivering countryside and forestry management, has resulted in the Canadian company selecting it as its focus for its latest recruitment drive.
John Marsden, originally from Cheshire, who works for the BC Plant Health Care in the country’s province of British Columbia, recently came to talk to Forestry students based at the Glynllifon agricultural campus.
He shared his experiences of working in the industry in Canada, and revealed the exciting opportunities open to the students who may wish to do the same.
BC Plant Health Care is recognised as one of the leading arboriculture companies in Canada, operating in the Vancouver and Fraser Valley area. As professional arboriculture skills are rare in Canada, there is a lack of workers with the appropriate qualifications available.
John Marsden of BC Plant Health Care said,
"As someone who has lived and worked with young people from the mountainous areas of Wales, I know that these are hardy people, who are used to working outdoors in difficult and challenging conditions. I am sure that Glynllifon students would jump at the opportunity to come and work in a country like Canada, where the opportunities are endless in this field"
On average, a salary for a person who starts as an apprentice for a forestry company in Canada is significantly higher than what is offered in the United Kingdom.
John Marsden added,
"The opportunities to develop professionally in this field are endless. BC Plant Health Care is an amazing company to work for, the privileges and opportunities open to the company's staff are the best there is. Social life and the opportunity to make new friends from all over the world is also involved with the whole experience. Go for it, it's too good an opportunity to miss."
Jeff Rowland Jones, Head of Countryside Management and Forestry department, Coleg Glynllifon said,
"Hearing about John's incredible experiences working and living in Canada was truly eye-opening for Glynllifon forestry students. This once again reinforces the fact that forestry and countryside management are very broad areas, and that it is possible to follow many different and interesting paths when choosing to study these subjects."
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