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Forestart Ltd

Graduate Placement

Location: Shropshire

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Contract term: 12 month placement, 5 days a week

This is an excellent opportunity for your to gain valuable experience with a company that is at the very start of the forestry supply chain.

Exciting Graduate Placement with Forest Seed Company

Wanted: an enthusiastic candidate for a one year placement in the UK’s leading forest tree seed company.

Forestart Ltd is the UKs leading supplier of tree and shrub seed to forestry, environment and amenity nurseries. We operate from our main site just outside Shrewsbury but we collect seed throughout the UK. We specialise in supplying seed collected in the UK, and stratifying this to break inherent seed dormancy. Forestart also carries out extensive in-house research and development as well as sponsoring genomic research projects.

You will be involved in all aspects of our work. You will visit collection sites to assess crops, collect seed, and then extract and treat it before dispatching it to customers. We also manage 100 acres of seed orchards and a site growing wildflowers for seed.

The successful applicant will have an interest in Forestry or Horticulture and a willingness to work as part of a team across a range of activities.

We are looking for somebody with:

  • 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


Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to: Helen Richardson, Forestart Ltd, The Seed Unit, Ladymas Lane, Hadnall, Shrewsbury SY4 4AL or e-mail them to hjr@forestart.co.uk stating CJS Job Application in the "subject" box.

Closing date: 31st January 2020.

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