Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked John Kelly from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

John Kelly

Timber Purchaser

Forestry Careers Ireland

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John Kelly
Enjoy driving and don’t set boundaries on what you are willing to try. Develop a great network of people in the forestry sector.
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