Bringing new people into to the industry and improving the connections within the sector is the focus of a new partnership Cumbria Woodlands and the Farmer Network have been developing over the past few months. We are keen to hear from forestry companies who are thinking about taking on extra staff to see how this fits with funded apprenticeship programmes. We will explain the scheme to forest companies and guide you through the application process. The forestry sector needs more trained and knowledgeable people and this is one way of making it happen, which is thanks to support from DEFRA’s Rural Growth Network and the Forestry Commission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.