Virtual seminar: Budding careers in the forest sector

Date: Wednesday 2 December 2020
Time: 1:00 - 2.30 pm (AEDT)


The Future Foresters Initiative are proud to host the IFA/AFG's virtual seminar Budding careers in the forest sector. This virtual seminar will provide information for students studying at universities and TAFE colleges throughout Australia to provide them with insights about how to plan a career and secure a position in forest and land management.

An exciting line-up of speakers will share experiences and tips on how to get a foot in the door, how to approach a job interview in the sector and the skills required to have a successful career. We will hear from industry leaders about the forest sector jobs of tomorrow and discuss the wide and exciting range of work that is available in contemporary forest management, science and industry.


Chair:  Tegan Brown, PHD Candidate, The University of Melbourne

Being a young forester:  Pathways out of University, networking in the sector and where to find opportunities
Vanja Kitanovic, Tactical Planner, VicForests

Forestry Consultancy as a  profession
Blair Freeman, Head of Strategy and Sustainability (Australia), Indufor

Forest skills of tomorrow
Linda Cotterill, Pioneer, OneFortyOne 

The HR angle: What forestry companies are looking for and how to present well in an interview
John Dodson, General Manager, Human Resources, HVP Plantations 
Extended Q & A Panel


Registration is free!! 

Registration for this webinar is complimentary, however please register your interest in order to receive the webinar joining instructions.   Everyone who registers for the seminar receives a copy of the recording, so you can listen live or listen later,

Registrations close: 9:00am Tuesday 1 December

Click HERE to register


With thanks to the following sponsors for their support:

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available, contact the office for more information.