We love wood, obviously, but we also love the timber industry as a whole. It is so vast with millions of people choosing the industry for their working lives.
How to start a career in woodworking?
A career in woodworking is one of the most fulfilling vocational routes that you can take. And it's not just about woodworking and carpentry, there are so many avenues within the timber industry and so many opportunities for anyone considering this pathway.
Here are just few of the job name and words you might find for career routes within the timber industry.
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If you're good with your hands and you like to craft and make things, woodworking is a perfect choice. Wood is so beautiful, tactile, and workable it provides endless opportunities to make things out of this amazing material.
Man has been using wood as a primary resource since time began. Every building and living space has wood within it, whether this is in the structure, the finishes, the furniture or many more places you'll find wood, all of these uses, in turn, create the different avenues within the woodworking space.
You first need to explore what would interest you most - a job on the 'shop floor' physically working the wood or a job behind the scenes. Once you find your preferred path you then need to decide how you would like to enter the industry – this can be via full time educational routes, apprenticeship schemes, part time training and vocational courses, direct work experience and on site learning plus many more.
You can research woodworking courses in your area or visit you local wood working company or timber merchant or business working in the sector.
You are never too old or too young to start a career in wood. We’ve known career changes at 40+ and apprentices at 16 (with work experience at 14/15 years old).
Jobs in the timber industry | Vacancies in forestry
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What job roles are in there timber and forestry industry? Here are just a few of the diverse positions and career paths within the wood industry.
Find jobs in all of these wood positions:
Carpenter, Joiner, Designer maker, Woodworker, Timber sales, Forestry worker, Salesperson, Sculptor, Cabinet maker, Estimator, Furniture maker, Machinist, Administrator, Artisan, Bench Joiner, Craftsperson, Forest worker, Lathe operator, Logger, Receptionist, Shopfitter, Surveyor, Wood turner, Accountant, Boatbuilder, Cabinetmaker, Carpentry, CNC Operator, Craftsman, Craftworker, Craftworker, Surveying, Labourer, Lumber jack, Woodworker.