Forestry Careers in 60 Seconds

A new video produced by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and sponsored by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is showing young people the diversity of roles in the forestry sector and challenging stereotypes – all in less than one minute.

Forestry Careers in 60 Seconds shows the numerous career paths that the sector has to offer young people – from forest management and timber processing to plant pathology and ecosystem management. It aims to tackle traditional misconceptions of the forestry profession as being only a manual and male-orientated one.

Shireen Chambers, ICF Executive Director, said:

“The old image of foresters as bearded men with chainsaws is so out of step with modern forestry professionals. We want to show that whatever your gender, whether you’re an outdoor or indoor type, business or science-orientated – there is a role in the forestry sector to suit you.”

Forestry Careers in 60 Seconds was filmed with the kind sponsorship of Forestry Commission Scotland and support from Confor. Visit the ICF YouTube channel to view the video now or use the hashtag #GrowingCareers on Twitter.

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