Careers at Coillte

Careers at Coillte

Coillte is a commercial forestry company and the owner of over 445,000 hectares of land across Ireland. We combine forestry with productive land solutions that enable Coillte to maximise the value of each hectare, delivering on our social, economic and environmental commitments.

As stewards of the land, we ensure our forests are managed in accordance with strict environmental, social and economic criteria. The standards for responsible forest management are high and we expect the same standards from our employees in Coillte forests, our partners and suppliers that work alongside Coillte in maintaining our forests.

At Coillte we are eager to develop Forestry talent in all aspects of our forestry business.

Experienced Forestry Professionals

Talented, experienced, forestry professionals are in demand across the forestry industry. At Coillte opportunities for high calibre forestry professionals are available in order to meet the needs of our business. The types of experience that we are require is in the core area of harvesting, establishment and resource planning. These are the typical areas but opportunities are not limited to this. If you are a seasoned professional in the area of forestry contact us directly at

Graduate Development Programme

The Coillte Graduate Development Programme offers talented individuals the opportunity to be part of the future of Coillte.

We offer recently qualified graduates a two year placement to gain invaluable experience in across our forestry division. Graduates will be provided with placements in the areas of Resource Optimisation Analysis & Planning, Harvesting & Operations Management, Customer Supply Management or Financial Planning & Analysis with the opportunity to apply technical learning, and further development of skills and competencies within an exciting and customer focused forestry business.

We are looking specifically for graduates within forestry but students currently participating in their final year or who are awaiting results are also welcome to apply. Applications for the 2016 program are now closed and will reopen in Spring 2017.

Transition Year Placements

Coillte facilitates formal work experience for a number of second level students each year.

This work experience gives students the opportunity to experience what work is like and explore options for possible future careers.

Each School or College must provide an Insurance Letter of Indemnity prior to commencing work experience.

Students can submit an application to  Applications for our 2017 programme will close on 31st October 2016.

Student Internship Programme

Coillte offers an internship programme across its business divisions, allowing students to integrate theory with practical work experience while assisting businesses with work.

Coilltes’ Student Internship Programme provides supervised career related work experience that allows students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a professional work environment.

Our program enhances their educational background by providing opportunities for career exploration and development of industry specific skills while encouraging personal development. The programme runs concurrent with each academic institutions calendar. Hours of work vary and some internships can involve additional hours.

Programmes at Coillte are managed by the Coillte HR team along with the relevant College Internship Coordinator. Applications for our 2017 programme will close on 31st October 2016.