Information for students at Westonbirt Arboretum

Information and opportunities

Join Westonbirt Arboretum for your work experience placement or as a young volunteer, find out about Westonbirts next careers event, and read the latest forest research for your studies.


There is a wealth of research and information available to support your studies:

  • Forest Research: sustainable forest management; trees, forests and climate change; biosecurity, pest and diseases; and ecosystem services.
  • Forestry Commission: wood fuel and biomass energy; urban forestry; and forest certification.

Work experience and placements

We are now fully booked for 2024 - we are only accepting enquiries for 2025 onwards. 

Please email for 2025 work experience applications and for any general work experience enquiries. 

Early Careers Hub

Think you might be interested in a career in Forestry? Visit our Early Careers hub to learn more about the range of roles you could do at Forestry England.

Young volunteers

If you are between 14 - 18 years old, you can join us at Westonbirt Arboretum as a young volunteer in the school holidays. Gain experience working with an enthusiastic team of learning staff and volunteers, engaging with families taking part in our events programme.  Help children discover more about trees and wildlife, and help them to create tree crafts. Email for further details.

Wild Westonbirt

Join our youth team, Wild Westonbirt, and get involved in practical conservation, learn bush craft skills and create and test new ideas for young people at Westonbirt.