Apply to the Graduate Leadership Programme 

How to apply to the programme

Updated 20th January 2023

Applications for the 2023/24 Graduate Leadership Programme have now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Applications for 2024/25 will open in December 2023 or January 2024.


The first few stages of the application are managed by the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB), and if your CV shows you have the essential requirements, they will contact you to arrange a telephone interview.

If successful, we will then invite you to an assessment centre, which will be held in person at Cannock Chase Forest. The final stage is a panel interview which will also be held in person, at Forestry England’s National Office in Bristol.

Assessment centre dates

We will be running up to two assessment days and if successful you will be invited to attend one of these. They will be held in early March 2023 (dates to be confirmed).

Final interview

The final interviews will be held in person at Forestry England’s National Office in Bristol, shortly after the assessment centres.