Forestry apprenticeship celebrated in honour of the Coronation

5 May 2023

The Forest Craftsperson (level 3) apprenticeship is among a small number singled out by industry experts to mark the Coronation in recognition of their sustainability credentials.

In honour of His Majesty The King’s Coronation, six apprenticeships have been selected for their contribution to creating a low carbon economy by ensuring the country’s workforce is equipped with the skills needed to support the transition to net zero.

The official Coronation emblem will be used by employers and Government to promote the apprenticeships, including Forest Craftsperson (level 3) which was designed by Richard Hunter, Confor, Steve Fowkes, Forestry Commission, and Ros Burnley, Adrow Ltd. It was approved for delivery in August 2022.

All of the apprenticeships selected for this honour have been recognised as the gold-standard for green skills training, encouraging more people to take up the opportunity to gain the skills to build an exciting career in the green industry while meeting the skills needs of employers and boosting economic growth.

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan said: "As we work towards our net zero goals, it has never been more important to prioritise green skills and protect our natural environment. In recognition of the critical role education and skills play in responding to climate change, these green apprenticeships have been selected in honour of His Majesty The King’s Coronation.

"These gold-standard, sustainable apprenticeships offer people the chance to embark on exciting new careers in industries from forestry to construction, and contribute to creating a more sustainable economy."

The six apprenticeships are:

  1. Countryside Worker (level 2)
  2. Forest Craftsperson (level 3)
  3. Low Carbon Heating Technician (level 3)
  4. Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician (level 3)
  5. Sustainability Business Specialist (level 7)
  6. Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Practitioner (level 4)

These reflect His Majesty’s longstanding commitment to ensuring natural assets endure for future generations, integrating renewable energy sources into our everyday lives, and applying sustainability into every aspect of our economy.

They were selected from a list of over 200 identified by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education's expert green skills panel, showcasing the variety of green apprenticeships available. The panel works with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and the Department for Education, supported by employers to make sure the right skills are in place to deliver the technology shift and nature-based solutions the UK needs.