Graduate Programme

Tilhill is seeking graduates with drive, passion and enthusiasm who are interested in a career within the forest sector with the industry’s leading company.

Graduate Programme

Who are we?

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. We specialise in woodland creation and management, timber harvesting and marketing, and landscaping.

Our parent company, BSW is the UK’s largest sawmill company. We are unique. As a group we grow the tree seed, create the woodlands, manage the trees, sell the carbon units, harvest and process the timber through to its end product.

About Us

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

We are seeking graduates who are motivated by the following statements:

  • You have the drive, enthusiasm, and passion that we are looking for.
  • You are excited at the prospect of the opportunity to experience different aspects of our multi-faceted operations.
  • You consider you will thrive under the mentorship and guidance of one of our experienced managers as you progress through a structured two to three year, hands-on learning programme.

Hear from some of the Tilhill team

It is a very exciting time to join the forest industry, with woodland creation playing an increasingly important role in climate change mitigation. Our years of experience in planting trees and creating woodlands and forests, coupled with our new business venture, CarbonStore, make Tilhill a cutting-edge company, playing a significant role in the climate change aspirations. Tilhill is a superb company to work for with a wide variety of roles across the UK on offer.

- Tilhill's Managing Director Harry Stevens

Download our Graduate job advert to find out more.


The Tilhill graduate scheme/  programme opens every year, with successful applicants joining us in the Summer. So, whether you are a recent graduate, or studying for your degree in forestry, land management, environmental studies, or horticulture, then one of our graduate opportunities could be for you.

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

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