Why be part of the wood industry?
Here's a number of really good reasons!
Careers in the timber industry can range from felling and harvesting trees to creating intricate and beautiful mouldings for windows, doorways and other applications. Or you could design the latest engineered product for the market; or design a timber frame house; or find yourself building one. Maybe you want to be the engineer that maintains a sawmill or someone who sells timber and timber products through a timber merchant. Whatever your interests are, be it design, architecture, science, manufacturing, logging, journalism, PR, accounting, the environment, IT, sales etc etc, there's a job to suit you.
Looking for a job in the industry and want to see some fun facts, videos? - click here for all that you need to know about careers and opportunities to progress within the timber industry.
In the industry already? then why not do some on-line learning or ask your employer about apprenticeships. Or if you want to do an NVQ we have them available in timber merchanting, tooling technologies and sawmilling with more to follow. Click here to learn more.
Interested in progressing up the career ladder then click here to find out how to and which qualifications you need.
If you are an employer in the industry and want to find out about the opportunities for potential funding for training within your organisation then email the wood industry lead at ProSkills, Helen Hewiitt, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
ProSkills is the Standard Setting Organisation for the consturction products supply chain and are helping the wood industry develop a suite of industry specific qualifications, including Apprenticeships. They would love to help you with any of your skills needs. Check out our ProSkills page or visit the ProSkills website for more information.
THE SKILLS PLEDGE
TTF Companies have recently been invited to take the Skills Pledge. Click here to see how your company can take the Skills Pledge.