We take growing our people as seriously as growing trees. Find out more about Tilhill’s forestry, harvesting and landscaping jobs.

Tilhill is at the forefront of the provision of nature-based solutions that help fight climate change in the most natural way.

We are the UK’s leading woodland creation, forest management, timber harvesting, and landscaping company. Tilhill is a part of the BSW Group, the largest integrated forestry business in the UK, and a member of binderholz, Europe’s leading timber processing operation.

Why choose Tilhill?

A career with Tilhill is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to be part of a company that is reshaping the future of our environment and leading the entire forestry industry. Tilhill is also a leading UK landscaping and maintenance contractor, offering careers in landscape contracting across the country.

Our operations are based on:

  • Measurable responsibility;
  • A commitment to sustainable forest management;
  • Safeguarding biodiversity everywhere we operate.

Unique Opportunities

The BSW Group is the largest forestry and timber company in the UK, employing over 3000 people with a turnover of approximately £900m. Operations include nursery production, forestry, sawmilling, timber manufacturing and energy.

These linkages bring with them unique opportunities for our staff to be a part of all aspects of the forest industry.

Unrivalled Service

Tilhill has, over the last 70+ years, planted more than 1 billion trees and, as a private company, has the greatest number of professionally qualified managers than any other UK Forestry organisation. We strive at all times to provide an unrivalled service to our clients and customers.

Our range of activities is extensive and so are the types of roles and benefits we offer.

Our Benefits

Health Insurance

To look after both your physical health and mental wellbeing, we offer a wide range of health insurance options for eligible employees.

Pension Plan

You’ll be automatically enrolled into our pension scheme and you can choose from a range of top up options to make sure you’re well looked after.

Career Development

Grow your skills with our unique Management Development Programme. We take growing our people as seriously as we grow trees.

Cycle To Work

Get fit on the way to work and while you head home by taking up the option of our cycle to work scheme available to all employees.

Training and developing our people

Tilhill knows that its people, with their knowledge, experience and dedication, are its most important asset. We are committed to investing in our people through training and development.

Employing over 230 people across the UK, we provide a friendly, challenging work environment where employees can develop their professional skills and build an enduring career in sustainable nature-based solutions.

Our Group Learning and Development team liaise closely with our operations teams ensuring we provide our training requirements to a good standard, supporting our graduate and management development programme and delivering learning and development across Tilhill.

Career Paths and Progression

Our core harvesting and forestry businesses have set opportunities for progression, but paths can take many forms. Our managers have the option to join our Business Development, Forestry Investment and Landscaping teams as well.

Flexibility is key in allowing our staff to pursue their passions which in turn creates expertise and strengthens our teams.

Quality Assured

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, staff competence and mentoring new starts. Their progress through our graduate programme ensures we maintain and develop the quality of our services.

The Safety and Assurance team work with the operational business to develop training and competency requirements for staff at all levels of the Tilhill business.

Tilhill is fully ISO accredited and the quality of our safety management processes and incident record has been regularly recognised at the highest levels by the annual RoSPA Awards.

Routes to a Career in Forestry

The Tilhill Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture, is part of a unique partnership between Coleg Llysfasi and Tilhill. Specially designed to prepare you for a successful career in forestry, the course will get you ‘industry ready’ and trained for employment.

The Foresight Sustainable Forestry Skills Training Programme offers fully funded three weekly forestry training sessions which include forestry-related activities with no previous experience needed.

Career Development

Our graduate programme is unique in the opportunities we can offer to help you develop your future.

From work experience in the Group’s commercial nursery and the UK’s most advanced sawmills, to a comprehensive programme of learning and hands-on experience in woodland creation, forest management, and timber harvesting.

Join our team

Our Human Resources Department is always available to help should you require any information specifically relating to career opportunities. We are an equal opportunities employer.

When applying for one of our vacancies please apply via our Careers Platform. Please ensure you read our Privacy Notice.

If you have any questions please contact our Recruitment Team – careers@tilhill.com.