A Gamekeeper will rear pheasants, partridges and other game in readiness for the shooting season. They will also be involved with looking after the woods, hedgerows and fields in which the birds and animals live which is a crucial part of the job and helps to conserve the British countryside.
There are no set requirements for this role but experience of working outdoors in farming or forestry may be useful. You may be able to get started as an apprentice. Courses are available in game keeping at Agricultural Colleges.
- You will need to have a genuine interest in the countryside and conserving the woodlands, hedgerows and fields where the birds and animals live
- You will also need to be well organised and be able to communicate effectively at all levels