Do people grow on trees? Guidance for employers in the Scottish forest and timber industries.

Bond, Sue, Thomson, Emily, MacPherson, Suzi and Ridley-Ellis, Daniel (2008) Do people grow on trees? Guidance for employers in the Scottish forest and timber industries. Project Report. Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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The final report for the Forest Industries Recruitment and Retention (FIRRS) project.

Forests and their products are hugely important to the economic and environmental sustainability of Scotland’s economy and influence many aspects of Scottish society. However, the forest and timber industries in Scotland face significant problems in workforce recruitment and associated skills shortages. These challenges will become more acute as the population ages and the aspirations of workers continue to change.

This guidance document highlights the challenges facing the forest and timber industries and provides advice on how these can be overcome in order for the sector to remain competitive in the future.

The FIRRS project was supported by the European Social Fund under Priority 5 ‘Addressing Gender Imbalance’ which provided 45% of the total budget. The other 55% was provided as cash and in-kind contribution of time from Napier University and partnering organisations including the Scottish Forestry Trust and ConstructionSkills Scotland.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender; Forestry; Timber; Employment; Equal opportunities; Women; Sawmilling;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 350 Public administration & military science
500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany) > 582 Plants noted for characteristics & flowers > 582.16 Trees
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture > > 634.9 Forestry
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Item ID: 2456
Depositing User: Dr. Daniel Ridley-Ellis
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2008 16:45
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 10:17

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