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Logo: Forestart

Forestart Ltd

Year in a Graduate Placement with Forest Seed Company

Salary: £20,000

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate for a one year placement in the UK's leading forest tree seed company.

Forestart Ltd supplies seed to forest nurseries; we are a customer focused and quality driven company proud to be the leading supplier of tree and shrub seed in the UK. Our Prime Minister and our government are committed to creating 30,000 hectares of woodland a year across the UK by the end of this Parliament and it is our role to help to meet this new environmental target.

We operate from our main site just outside Shrewsbury but we collect seed throughout the UK. We specialise in seed collection, extraction and stratification. We have over 100 acres of seed orchards to manage and expand. We also carry out in-house R&D as well as sponsoring genomic research projects. You will be involved in all aspects of our work during your 12 month placement.


  • An interest in Forestry or Horticulture
  • An ability to work on your own initiative and an aptitude to develop your skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An aptitude for team leadership
  • A desire to work in a range of environments
  • Good organisational skills
  • Competent computer literacy
  • A full driving licence

Join us for the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience.

Please apply by 3rd January 2022 with a covering letter and a copy of your Curriculum vitae to:

Helen Richardson

Forestart Ltd, The Seed Unit, Ladymas Lane, Hadnall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4AL

Closing Date: 03/01/2022  Location: Near Shrewsbury

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