Opportunities for Students

Transition Year Placements

Coillte Forest 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.

Students applying will need:

  • Application Form
  • Insurance Letter of Indemnity from your School
  • Written permission from your parent/guardian
  • Copy of your birth certificate

Applications for our 2020 programme will close on 31 October 2019. Please note that due to high demand for these opportunities we will be unable to accommodate all requests.  Students can submit an application to forestrecruitment@coillte.ie 

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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.

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


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Our program enhances students 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.

To express an interest in an internship with Coillte please contact your relevant College Internship Co-ordinator. Applications for our 2019 programme will close on 31 October 2018. Please note that due to high demand for these opportunities we will be unable to accommodate all requests.

Your application details will be stored for a period of 14 months in line with the Data Protection Act 1988, Amended 2003, and the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, and used solely for the purposes of your application for employment within the Company. For more information on the processing of your personal data please see our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Policy.

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We run three high potential businesses, Forestry, Land Solutions and Medite Smartply, which delivered earnings (EBITDA) of €103 million in 2019.